Uncategorized — January 24, 2012 at 7:55 am

Day 2 – First quarter fundraising drive



Hi, it’s me again. I got up early so I could bring you a new story about Highland Park schools and the letter our Governor sent to parents in that school district. The letter was clearly aimed at riling them up and encouraging them to demand their elected officials willingly step aside to let the state come in and run their affairs.

Want to know how the Detroit Free Press reported that? With the headline “Highland Park Schools in jeopardy of closing, governor says in letter”. No mention of the fact that the Highland Park School board has already put in place a deficit elimination plan. No mention of the fact that they’d like to manage their own affairs, thank you very much.

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