About 50 students were suspended Thursday from the all-boys Frederick Douglass Academy in Detroit, Mich. for walking out of classes in protest, demanding “an education.”
Among their complaints: a lack of consistent teachers, the reassignment of the school principal, educators who abuse sick time and a shortage of textbooks.
“We’ve been wronged and disrespected and lied to and cheated,” senior Tevin Hill told the Detroit Free Press. “They didn’t listen to us when we complained to the administration. They didn’t listen to the parents when they complained to the administration, so I guess this is the only way to get things solved.”
One math teacher, parent Sharise Smith tells WJBK-TV, has been absent for more than 68 days.” here
One can’t help but wonder where the race hustlers, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are? Is it because there weren’t any ‘white boys’ to blame? Or possible they don’t want to take on the Democrat controlled Unions bosses of the NEA? All of the aforementioned? Maybe it’s as simple as slandering a legally ‘innocent’ man like Mr. Zimmerman is just easier and gets more TV time. But with reasoned and thoughtful consideration, I imagine all the kids and parents involved in this outrage are thankful the two ‘injustice brothers’ are staying away.
Who gets to keep their job after calling in absent 68 days? Teachers, evidently, well aware there will be few repercussions since they have the union thugs on their side.
This story should be sickening to every American. These kids are our country’s future and they’re being denied an opportunity to be the best they can be. Parents have been asking for answers for months and have gotten nothing. Students made inquirers and received nothing. . . before deciding to ‘walkout’ in protest. These kids WANT an education. They don’t want their lives wasted. They don’t want to be abducted by gangs, offering a future of thugdom and prison time.
Where is the accountable of these pathetic teachers, principal and school board?
This is what the NEA does – protects teachers at the expense of everyone else. Unions aren’t there to ensure a good education opportunity for our kids in. Their sole purpose is to ensure high pay for teachers, as little work as possible and as many entitlements as their greedy hearts desires.
Our kids are paying the price. These children deserve much much better than this.
*update: evidently the voice of reason was forced upon school officials who reversed their silly decision. The song will be sung!