Friday, November 23, 2007

Stop BAMN From Killing Black Children by Akindele Akinyemi



Every now and then I look at what BAMN is doing in the community. Here are a socialist group of bandits that causes more hell than a headache.



First, they were against my friend Ward Connerly and the whole affirmative action thing. Thank God my sister Jennifer Gratz and company won that war. We thought BAMN would go away and crawl back in their cave.



I guess not.



Now, these misfits are having a town hall meeting on solving the crisis of public education in Detroit. The town hall meeting will take place on Thursday, December 6, 2007 from 5:00-7:00pm (refreshments at 4:30) at Wayne State UniversityMcGregor Conference Center, room BC (450 Kirby Mall, Detroit, MI 48202, located across the intersection of Cass and Kirby).



This is what BAMN are saying:



Three months into the school year, the consequences of the massive school closings in DPS have become clear—Detroit’s schools are to be turned from institutions of learning into prisons. The police riot against the students peacefully protesting the school closings last May 1st at Northern High School was clearly just a taste of what DPS Superintendent Connie Calloway and Detroit School Board President Jimmie Womack have in store for all Detroit students. Calloway and Womack have the backing of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick who continues to advocate for more Detroit charter schools. Enforcing their policy of dismantling public education in Detroit requires declaring war against the rights, dignity and physical wellbeing of the students of Detroit.


Recently, at Detroit King High School, a student was attacked by three security guards, pepper sprayed, hand-cuffed and suspended for not tucking his shirt in fast enough while on his way out of the school. Earlier this fall DPS police pepper sprayed members of the Osborn High School football team who stayed after school to practice. Young women students are continually being man-handled, sexually harassed and disciplined by DPS police.



The new DPS policing policy is aimed at driving more students out of DPS and into charter schools or privately contracted DPS “last chance” or “continuation” high schools. The closing of 33 DPS schools has already resulted in the loss of 10,000 students. Thousands more students now travel to distant, over-crowded, under-resourced schools. Some DPS schools now have 50-60 students in a class. Nonetheless, DPS is projecting to close and consolidate more schools! DPS warehouses are stocked with unopened cartons of books that are needed in the classroom. Detroit teachers are being threatened with more layoffs. Detroit’s chess teams, some of which are renowned championship teams, have had their funding, right to use DPS schools and transportation revoked, causing the cancellation of all chess team matches.



At every high school in the City, students are turned away at the doors, or made to miss many class hours because of petty uniform violations. Contrary to the much repeated mantra that uniforms help the learning process by eliminating the distraction of street clothes, uniforms and dress code have become the number one disruption of education—an excuse to abuse students, cause them to miss whole hours of class time and drive them out of school altogether.




This is more liberal propaganda to keep our children oppressed. I currently work at a traditional public school and I would rather do customer service work than work in a zoo with our children.



Let's go back to the first paragraph. These so-called activists said,"Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick who continues to advocate for more Detroit charter schools. Enforcing their policy of dismantling public education in Detroit requires declaring war against the rights, dignity and physical wellbeing of the students of Detroit."

Let's see why we need more charter schools in Detroit.


Charter public schools are filling a vital role for families, now serving more than 27,000 students in the city; 45,000 in Wayne County, and more than 99,500 across the state.


Detroit is home to 44 charters, including 21 high schools. They exceeded the local traditional district on 24 of 27 MEAP tests this year, up from 20 in 2005-06. Charters tied on two other tests and were within 1 point on the last exam.



Statewide, charter public schools exceeded the average scores of their host districts* on 23 of 27 tests — compared to 19 last year.


Detroit Edison Public School Academy is the only Detroit school to receive a Michigan Department of Education 2006-07 Blue Ribbon for outstanding improvement strategies and delivering quality education. Further, DEPSA and David Ellis Academy were the only city schools (including traditional schools) to receive two Skillman Foundation Good Schools grants last year, totaling $100,000 each.



During the past two years, the Skillman Foundation has recognized excellence among the city’s charters by awarding 14 Good Schools grants to them.


Nine Detroit charter schools — and 18 in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties — are “beating the odds,” using a state standard that requires at least 50% of students to qualify for free- or reduced-price lunch and at least 60% proficiency in math and English language arts on the MEAP. The Detroit charters are MLK Jr. Educational Center, Winans Academy of Performing Arts, YMCA Service Learning Academy, DEPSA, Plymouth Educational Center, Detroit Meritt Charter Academy, University Preparatory Academy, Warrendale Charter Academy and Old Redford Academy.


University Preparatory Academy in Detroit sends 90% of its graduates to college.


In Detroit, 71% of charters made AYP last year, vs. 54% of traditional schools.


So why are these cooks in BAMN against charter schools? Because these White racist socialists are in the business of brainwashing young Black childen in our schools. They are (no have never been) in the business of helping Black children or improving the schools. They are in the business of pushing a serious Marxist agenda in our public schools. These BAMN criminals are not fighting for families, they are fighting for communism.


They even want to eliminate school uniforms. You cannot take these jerks seriously.


Look at the second paragraph:


Last week at King High School, a student was attacked by three security guards, pepper sprayed, hand-cuffed and suspended for not tucking his shirt in fast enough while on his way out of the school.


As an educator I can just about guarantee you that these officers were provoked. I can guarantee you that these officers were cussed at and disrespected. So the officers were doing a good job in cuffing this thug. Hopefully, they hauled his butt to jail for insubordination.


Then it says:


Young women students are continually being man-handled, sexually harassed and disciplined by DPS police.


How come BAMN are not talking about the sexual harassment that is taking place in DPS from Black lesbians and Black gays? You need police in these schools. On the flip side, you have never heard of police in the charter schools. Which school districts are safer? DPS or charters?


Then they said:


The new DPS policing policy is aimed at driving more students out of DPS and into charter schools or privately contracted DPS “last chance” or “continuation” high schools.


Is this a crime? I am not into contract schools because they are ran by pastoral crooks who just want to make money. But BAMN has not produced any solutions to enhance learning for our children. They never will. They cannot. I keep telling Black conservatives that we can make serious in-roads inour communtiy just on the education issue alone.


They also say:


The closing of 33 DPS schools has already resulted in the loss of 10,000 students. Thousands more students now travel to distant, over-crowded, under-resourced schools. Some DPS schools now have 50-60 students in a class.


They did not close enough DPS schools for me. All these kids are doing is taking their evil elsewhere. At Oak Park High School a janitor was jumped by 15 kids. Where was BAMN? There is chaos in Inkster High School daily. I guarantee you some form of chaos before 10AM in Inkster on any given day. These kids come from Detroit, bring their evil, and spread hatred across the region.


Again, where is BAMN on these critical issues? Where are those quacks Steve Conn and Heather Miller?


If DPS Superintendent Connie Calloway would like to build jails or holding pins in the DPS High Schools that sounds pretty good to me. In fact, maybe we need to reopen Jackson State Prison and send those children out there to reflect on their negative behavior.


BAMN is doing nothing but keeping our children angry. Our children do not need anger. Our children and parents need options. We need more charters to give parents an option to send their children to schools that work. I was praying that DPS would dip below 100,000 students the last count day so we can open the door for more charters and open the door for more educational entrepreneurs. We cannot save all Black children


We should not pay attention to the so-called leaders of the so-called civil rights movement. The only civil rights we need to be fighting for as conservatives is educational options and that needs to fall under silver rights not some socialist civil rights that is led by Luke Massie and Shanta Driver.


I might show up as the proud Black Republican that I am to shake things up. I know that these clowns cannot debate me on education since I physically see what is going on daily with our children.


If you are serious about educational reform then talk to me about the Genesis Project. This is a true effort of educational reform by re-establishing educational and family values in our charter schools through entrepreneurship. We will fight to bring back prayer, morals and values in our schools. We will support those children who are doing well academically but have low self esteem because they feel out of place. We will set up alternative charter high schools with a JROTC theme to give our children discipline in the classroom and make them productive citizens. Race does not matter. We are in the business of creating a better America based on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.


Now will you join a bunch that are leading our children to hell or join us as well lead our children closer to God?

2 comments:

Chet said...

BAMN is a disgrace.

If you ever need documentation of their shenanigans, I've compiled some stuff from my era as Treasurer and Dir. Media Rel. at MCRI. Dig around in my business site and you'll find most of it - www.chetlyzarko.com

Using children as pawns by taking them out of school, orchestrating (literally, I have visual evidence of the leaders "cue-ing" the students to action) mob violence at a public hearing (flipping tables over), public destruction of the Michigan Supreme Court building facade, stealing from the blind owners of the Michigan legislative lunch service vendor, being arrested (and later released without charge, of course) by U-M police for shouting down Ward Connerly, disrupting a meeting in a room by chanting so loudly it could be heard through the walls, following Gratz and myself as we left that room, spitting at Gratz, drawing a small knife in a subtly threatening way on Gratz, and I'm sure I'm missing a few things, not to mention all BAMN has done on non-MCRI issues, like encouraging bottle throwing at a protest outside a school about school finance issues causing students to be arrested (and then claiming police brutality, of course).

You want BAMN in a cave? Catch them in an illegal act and put them in jail. Or convince enough folks in the city to see through their scam and Conn game, and they'll catch them themselves (but, of course, the problems in the city are so pervasive that BAMN is really the least of our problems).

I was just at Thanksgiving dinner in Ann Arbor with a close African-American friend of my - its' been an annual deal for me since we were apartment mates before he was married, and since he stews up some-monster collard greens (reminiscent of my grandmother's) and black-eyed peas I never miss the opportunity. His family from Detroit comes in every year (being one of the few white guys in the house -this year the only one - is an interesting experience), and while I never talk politics, its always interesting to get an honest perspective on the condition of Detroit families which always seems to manifest itself in one way or another even if politics isn't directly mentioned. I oscillate between hope and despair on this front. Even in the best of families, if you live in Detroit, there is a sea of negative role models on the streets for the family influence to overcome. It's one extra gigantic hill to overcome - in a sea of other little obstacles.

How do we build a "critical mass" (screw the meaningless critical mass on elite university campuses) of role models in a place where there are almost zero? And when we do get a few, they burn out of the uphill fight they face in their own community and eventually themselves move out.

That is the most vexing and insoluble question of every inner-city in America.

Anonymous said...

In my opinion, the teachers union is also a culprit. The amount of the money that trickles down to the children is so unfair. After the school board members get their share, the union their share, and the teachers and administrators get theirs, somehow there is not even enough money left for the children to have toilet paper. That, to me, demonstrates how little the "leaders" think of the children.