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Decrying State's "Systemic and Deliberate Failure," Detroit Students Demand Constitutional Right to Literacy


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Decrying State's "Systemic and Deliberate Failure," Detroit Students Demand Constitutional Right to Literacy

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

A group of students at some of Detroit's lowest performing schools have taken sharp aim at the state of Michigan, filing a lawsuit in federal court on Tuesday that accuses Gov. Rick Snyder and other state officials of "disinvestment in and deliberate indifference" to the schools, thus robbing the youth of their constitutional right to "the most basic building block of education: literacy."


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Whatever happens in the Court case, the Republikans (who deliberately Caused these problems) will spin it into an Attack on Public Schools and claim that For Profit Charter Schools are the "Only" solution to their sabotage of Detroit's schools.


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How many more can we take?


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Not only do all children have the right of literacy, they also have the right to be creative---humanities(called that for a reason) need to be returned and supported in all public schools.


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"[H]umanities (called that for a reason) need to be returned and supported in all public schools"? What?! Look, the humanities only study the human being as a conscious creature. Who needs that? Far more EFFICIENT is for the human being treated as an unconscious object. Then the human can be treated in any utilitarian manner which will optimize production, not like an intrinsically valuable being whose needs and desires are the objective of life. My goodness, if you prepare people to be interpretive, not unthinkingly obedient ... well ... who knows what they might do! My goodness, they might start demanding democracy! Heaven forbid!