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Only 7% of Detroit Public-School 8th Graders Proficient in Reading | CNS News

Via cnsnews.com » Submitted On Tue, 12/11/2012 - 11:05am by Dakota

(CNSNews.com) - In the public schools in Detroit, Mich., according to the U.S. Department of Education, only 7 percent of the eighth graders are grade-level proficient or better in reading. Some public school teachers in the City of Detroit and around the state of Michigan are reportedly taking a vacation or a sick day today to protest right-to-work legislation likely to be approved by the state legislature.

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I CALL for the 'separation' of school and state! This is the problem!

Countdown to 2012 - The Clueless Generation

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1 year 8 months ago (Edited)

get rid of the department of ed. end the teachers unions. put education first.

1 year 8 months ago
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Hey less competition for my 7 year old son!! He loves reading and math!!

1 year 8 months ago

Of course he is going to a private school. Big difference.

1 year 8 months ago

to bad they don't have the voucher program for kids

1 year 8 months ago
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yep those good old unions sure are good for the kids and their education. Unions could care less about the kids. Teachers have it made. I am tired of the tired old argument that teachers should be put on a pedestal because they teach the kids.

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1 year 8 months ago

i think it is high time we stop worrying about those poor old teachers and start thinking about the poor education the kids are getting.

1 year 8 months ago

Well, we know today the chirrun won't be learning how to read considering Michigan teachers called in sick to protest right-to-work bill. Maybe they can still go to the school to get fed though.

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