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"A National Disgrace"
« on: May 11, 2011, 07:35:47 am »
Dan Rather heads up a documentary in his ongoing series of specials produced with HDNet, on the state of the Detroit Public Schools..  it's supposed to repeat several times this week, and on Itunes, AT&T, DirecTV, DishNetwork.. but not on Comcast (arghh!)  :-\

some preview clips-
http://tinyurl.com/63tpxrx

http://www.hd.net/programs/danrather/
..based on the preview clips shown, Rather and company must have gotten started at least a year or so ago.. one schoolboard member, former president Otis Mathis has been fired for almost a year now, following a sex-harassment scandal..http://tinyurl.com/2dhuln2
 another featured I wish was gone.. (“Reverend” David murray simply got his first name changed to ‘reverend’)
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/15787533/detail.html

..the city's public school system is poised to get another emergency financial manager by late June.. an African-American former auto executive..
http://tinyurl.com/6ajcaje
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Jalen Rose opens school in Detroit
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2011, 08:29:39 pm »
Jalen Rose has opened up a school in Detroit- among other requirements are Saturday school once a month.

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/mornings/jalen-rose-giving-back-with-new-charter-school-20110516-mr

good luck to him, we'll see how this develops, parallel to the Detroit public schools..

http://tinyurl.com/66lxfqs
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Geoffrey Canada speaks on Detroit Public Schools
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2011, 11:50:09 am »
http://www.freep.com/article/20110603/NEWS15/106030437

Geoffrey Canada was a guest speaker at this year's "Mackinac Conference", a consortium of business and civic leaders of Michigan to discuss policy issues for the state, in particuar the metro detroit region..
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