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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

At City Council Meeting, Make Public Comments: No To Mayoral Control of DPS

5:45 A.M.  JULY 27, 2010

IF ANOTHER DETROIT IS NECESSARY HERE IS  ANOTHER CALL TO ACTION 

SAY: "NO TO MAYORAL CONTROL OF DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS."
Detroit's concerned citizens that are against having the issue of mayoral control placed on the August or November 3, 2010 ballot are to meet  THIS MORNING, JULY 27, 2010 AT 7:00 A.M. 
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (The City - County Building) on Woodward and Jefferson  2 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48226.   


ATTEND THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON THE 13TH FLOOR AND SAY DURING THE PUBLIC COMMENTS SECTION: 


WE DO NOT WANT MAYORAL CONTROL OF DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS. YOUR ADVISORY POSITION TO GET IT ON THE BALLOT IS ILLEGAL.


STOP THE ON-GOING EFFORT TO DISMANTLE AND DESTROY FREE PUBLIC EDUCATION SO YOU CAN HAVE PRIVATE FOR PROFIT INVESTORS OF CHARTER SCHOOLS EDUCATE DETROIT'S STUDENTS



WHY ARE WE PROTESTING EVERY TUESDAY?


BY THE LAWS THAT GOVERN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN AND RULES OF THE CITY CHARTER, CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS HAVE NO AUTHORITY TO ADVISE,  MAKE A DECISION, OR ACT IN AN ADVISORY MANNER  TO PUT MAYORAL CONTROL OR ANYTHING ELSE ON A BALLOT FOR UPCOMING ELECTIONS. 



PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION ARE A MATTER OF THE STATE, NOT THE CITY. THIS FACT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO CURRENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS SEVERAL TIMES BY A CITY COUNCIL MEMBER AND BY CITIZENS WHO DO NOT WANT MAYOR CONTROL. 



YESTERDAY ON A RADIO PROGRAM ON 1200 AM, CALLERS REMINDED COUNCIL PRESIDENT CHARLES PUGH OF THE LEGAL FACTS AND HE KEPT REPEATING THAT THE ISSUE IS A CITY ISSUE.
  
IT IS NOT A CITY ISSUE. PUBLIC EDUCATION AND DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE UNDER STATE LAWS. THE ONLY REASON WHY THIS IS A CITY ISSUE IS BECAUSE THEY DO NOT RESPECT THE VOTERS THAT CAST VOTES REGARDING CHOOSING THE SCHOOL BOARD. SO THEY WANT TO RE-VOTE OVER VOTES THAT HAVE BEEN CAST IN PAST ELECTIONS. 


THE CITIZENS OF DETROIT ALREADY VOTED TO HAVE THE RIGHT TO ELECT A SCHOOL BOARD!


CONCERNED CITIZENS OF DETROIT ARE TIRED OF CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE SENDING THE MESSAGE THAT OUR VOTES DO NOT COUNT EVERY TIME THEY WANT TO MAKE MONEY BY PARTNERING WITH SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS THAT WANT THEIR AGENDA'S PUSHED AND DEMANDS MET AFTER OUR LEGAL VOTES IN LEGAL ELECTIONS HAVE BEEN CAST AND COUNTED.


ASK YOURSELF:  WHY ARE TEACHERS' UNIONS, CONCERNED PARENTS, AND STUDENTS FROM MOST FAILING SCHOOL DISTRICTS ACROSS THE STATE  PROTESTING IN LANSING?


ASK YOURSELF OR MEET WITH OTHERS TO ASK:

WHY IS DETROIT THE ONLY CITY IN THE STATE THAT IS BEING FORCED OR COERCED INTO HAVING MAYORAL CONTROL OF THE SCHOOLS WHEN OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE STATE ARE FAILING TOO?


WHY DOES DETROIT HAVE THIS PROBLEM:  WE ARE THE ONLY CITY IN THE STATE THAT EXPERIENCES CITIZENS VOTING AND WHEN SOMEBODY OR GROUP DOESN'T LIKE THE RESULTS OF THE COUNTED VOTES, FOLKS ARE ASKED TO RE-VOTE OVER WHAT HAS BEEN VOTED ON?

DO NOT BE FOOLED! PUBLIC EDUCATION, DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS, AND ANY OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE ARE UNDER STATE LAWS THAT GOVERN EDUCATION FOR THE STATE OF MICHIGAN. CITIZENS OF CITIES HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE FOR A SCHOOL BOARD.
( ISN'T THIS PART OF CHECKS AND BALANCES OF GOVERNMENT ?)

OTHER NEWS: YESTERDAY AT A LOCAL CHURCH, CLOSE TO 200 CONCERNED CITIZENS MET TO ORGANIZE AGAINST MAYORAL CONTROL OF THE SCHOOLS. AS PEOPLE GATHERED FOR THE MEETING,  DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS SECURITY OFFICERS FROM LOCAL 214, WHO WERE TRAINED BY THE DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT, PROTESTED AGAINST THE LOSS OF JOBS AND THE FACT THAT THEIR CONTRACT IS UP FOR GRABS TO THE LOWEST BIDDER. 

NOTE: DUE TO THE MEDIA BLACKOUT OF PROTEST EFFORTS BY CONCERNED CITIZENS PLEASE LET OTHERS KNOW ABOUT THIS SITE.

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