Even if Detroit Had Jobs, No One Could Take Them

| May 16, 2011 | 1 Reply

I have no idea how any resident of a city who has even a smidgen of pride in themselves and where they live can allow this to happen without staging a revolution.

According to a new report, 47 percent of Detroiters are  ”functionally illiterate.” The alarming new statistics were released by the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund on Wednesday.WWJ Newsradio 950 spoke with the Fund’s Director, Karen Tyler-Ruiz, who explained exactly what this means.

“Not able to fill out basic forms, for getting a job — those types of basic everyday (things). Reading a prescription; what’s on the bottle, how many you should take… just your basic everyday tasks,” she said.

What it really means is even if businesses swarmed into Detroit looking to hire by the thousands, they’d find almost half the city unemployable. No one should accept that and those people responsible, the Democrats who have run the city government for decades upon decades and the teachers’ unions that spent far more time lining their pockets than educating children, need to be run out of town on a rail.

Then the parents of Detroit must own up to their responsibilities, not just as overseers of an education system that rightfully belongs to them but also as parents. Detroit’s children desperately need love and discipline. It’s time the grown-ups stepped up.

(via ORlibertygal’s Twitter feed)

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