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LuckyTheDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-12-10 01:25 PM
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24. It's not a conspiracy
Bobb would not have been an issue had the former DPS administrations not been so amazingly bad at handling the district's finances. To say that the books were a mess and that money was misappropriated really understates things.

The previous attempt at school "reform" in Detroit made things worse, rather than better. So, the question was "what do we do now?" Doing nothing was not an option.

Given where things were, I think Granholm appointed Robert Bobb as a good-faith attempt to keep a very, very bad situation from becoming catastrophe.

Do I wish things had not gotten as bad as they did? Of course. Would I favor a drive to unionize the charter schools (all of which are nonprofit so far as I know)? You betcha. Do I want to have to move to the suburbs or pay private-school tuition in order to get a decent education for my kid? Nope.
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