Mamie Till Mobley

"There was an important mission for me, to shape so many...young minds as a teacher. God took away one child but...(gave) me thousands. And I have been grateful for the blessing." Mamie Till Mobley

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Detroit's Catherine Ferguson Academy slated to close

Imagine closing a school with an almost 100% attendance rate, 90% graduation rate where all of the students  transition to college for either a two or four year degree? Yet in the mad rush to close and to privatize public schools around the nation there are  many excellent and innovative programs such as Catherine Ferguson Academy on the West side of Detroit that is  providing  a well-rounded educational program for pregnant and parenting teens, an idea created over 25 years, including a school based  farm with animals that are being shut down as well.  And a petition is circulating to help the school.

One of the comments regarding the closure of this school:

My God! When did Democracy die? When did Evil rise up and win power???Here is a school with a 90% graduation rate and some idiot wants to CLOSE IT DOWN???? We in Nevada struggle to raise our 56% grad rate and have been struggling for 40 years now with little rise in that %. And the fool in Michigan WANTS TO CLOSE THIS SCHOOL THAT PROMOTES EDUCATION, CHILDREN, LIFE AND all that is good? Who is allowing dictatorship? Did Michigan drop out of the United States? Or did the United States drop Democracy? gh
  • #5.2 - Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:47 PM EDT

1 comment:

  1. Yes, it's completely foolish. However, I beg to differ -- I don't think the United States dropped Democracy; I feel Americans are not handling their rights and responsibilities as citizens and are inadvertently allowing the higher-ups to quietly strip us of our rights (which includes the right to an equitable and quality education). More like you, the creators of this blog, and myself have to speak up before it's too late.

    SOS -- Save Our Schools


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Whitney Tilson (3rd background)
"Let’s be honest: we need a lot more well-off, well-educated white folks with a personal stake in both charter schools and education reform in general if we’re going to take reform to the next level, both politically and operationally.Whitney Tilson, hedge fund manager and major funding angel for the school privatizing Democrats for Education Reform, thinks there’s not enough rich, educated white folks.( Preaprez) click photo to his blog.

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