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Maybe what they meant is, if you pay the kids they will show up?
 

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I am tired of dumping more-n-more money into the school system. Most of it goes to pensions and administrative costs. If you looked at it from a business or personnel expenditure the ROI sucks!

Heard the other day that Michigan's lottery has put BILLIONS of $$$$$ into the schools. WTF!
 

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:smt017 Seems to me the less students there are the less money is actually needed. :p
 

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Isn't this all fixed by now?
Schools in Michigan are financed and funded at the state level for the most part.
We had a Republican Governor, house, and senate for nearly a decade.
Governor changed about 3 months ago...no real impact yet....
Detroit schools are - in addition - managed at the state level.
The Detroit schools have ben run by a steady stream of governor appointed "emergency managers" for longer than that.
Michigan has more school of choice and alternatives than anyplace in the country.
Some folks say competition is the fix - so competition has been in place forever.
Michigan school funding has been at best stagnant forever when adjusted for inflation.

All this is apparently not working as expected.

Is it possible that all the motivated Detroit parents have moved their children to other places, whether private, charter, or suburban - leaving the least supported and poorest equipped kids in the core district. These same kids would thus have the least opportunity to get regular attendance (article says that 18 days qualifies as chronic absence) due to illness, transportation, or plain old who cares excuses. This district was essentially designed to get these results, why would anybody be surprised?
 

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Serve fried chicken and watermelon for lunch everyday, that will fix attendance rates!
 

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Detroit's population is half of what it used to be 50 years, yet residents there have a decaying infrastructure catered for a population of doubled. That is really problem #1, a lot of those old homes need to be town down and more people need to live closer to downtown.
 

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LOL.

I dont think anyone actually read what was in the link!

Here it is....

Seven in 10 Detroit Students ‘Chronically Absent’
Statewide, the number is two in 10
By Tyler Arnold | March 2, 2019

More than seven in 10 students in the Detroit Public Schools Community District were chronically absent in 2017-2018, meaning they missed 10 percent or more of the year’s class days, according to state data.

Of 54,575 students enrolled in Detroit Public Schools for at least 10 school days, 38,383, or 70.3 percent, were chronically absent. The state average for chronically absent students was 19.9 percent in 2017-18. Flint Community Schools had 52.0 percent of its students categorized that way, while Benton Harbor Area Schools was at 63.3 percent.

There are typically 180 days in a school year, so a chronically absent student enrolled for the full year is missing 18 days or more.

“There are many, many reasons for a student’s absence at school: illness, medical appointments, family emergencies, lack of parent support in making school a priority, a perceived lack of relevance in what the student is learning, bullying, other family issues, just to name a few,” Chris Wigent, executive director of the Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators, said in an email.

“Every student’s situation is unique and so is their reason for missing school,” he said.

Tom McMillin, a Republican who serves on the State Board of Education, echoed that sentiment. In a phone interview, McMillin called the numbers alarming. But, he said, there is not a one-size-fits-all solution, which is why he has called for a decentralized approach that allows individual schools to address their unique problems.

In some schools in Detroit, McMillin said, the chronic absence rate can surpass 90 percent, and some of this can be caused by poverty, a destabilized family or lack of access to transportation to school. He also said that Common Core educational standards, which have been implemented in the state, have made it hard for teachers to connect directly with students.

Detroit schools also see relatively high turnover in teachers, he said, because many of them move to suburban districts, which can offer better money and safer conditions.

McMillin and Wigent said the issue is difficult to resolve legislatively because each case is unique to an individual student.

“Treating each case individually is of extreme importance,” Wigent said. “However, with the average counselor-to-student ratio currently being approximately 750-1, it is extremely difficult (if not close to impossible) to find out why each individual student who has chronic absenteeism is not attending.”

Staffers within each school should do whatever they can to identify those students and determine why the student is missing and what can be done to mitigate the problem, Wigent said. He added that staffers should proceed with the full understanding that some things are out of the school’s control.

“For this and many other reasons, schools need to continue to work with health and human service agencies and other agencies that provide wraparound services for students and their families,” he said.
 

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Easy fix, give every kid a laptop. and just you download the class, no need for busses , or school buildings, heat, etc etc.
less traffic from buses stopping every 3rd house. it be greener..
 

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snip from article,
There are typically 180 days in a school year, so a chronically absent student enrolled for the full year is missing 18 days or more.
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18 days per year ? Pfffft, I missed that many days per month.
 

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Lots of wood chippers is the only real fix .
 

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Detroit's population is half of what it used to be 50 years, yet residents there have a decaying infrastructure catered for a population of doubled. That is really problem #1, a lot of those old homes need to be town down and more people need to live closer to downtown.
No, no and no..
 

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Easy fix, give every kid a laptop. and just you download the class, no need for busses , or school buildings, heat, etc etc.
less traffic from buses stopping every 3rd house. it be greener..
Their "parents" would trade the laptop for dope the first day it came home.


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Isn't this all fixed by now?
Schools in Michigan are financed and funded at the state level for the most part.
We had a Republican Governor, house, and senate for nearly a decade.
Governor changed about 3 months ago...no real impact yet....
Detroit schools are - in addition - managed at the state level.
The Detroit schools have ben run by a steady stream of governor appointed "emergency managers" for longer than that.
Michigan has more school of choice and alternatives than anyplace in the country.
Some folks say competition is the fix - so competition has been in place forever.
Michigan school funding has been at best stagnant forever when adjusted for inflation.

All this is apparently not working as expected.

Is it possible that all the motivated Detroit parents have moved their children to other places, whether private, charter, or suburban - leaving the least supported and poorest equipped kids in the core district. These same kids would thus have the least opportunity to get regular attendance (article says that 18 days qualifies as chronic absence) due to illness, transportation, or plain old who cares excuses. This district was essentially designed to get these results, why would anybody be surprised?

And EVERY TIME real educators and managers come in and try to implement REAL EDUCATION REFORM the usual suspects start marching around crying about "racism", "whitey", "discrimination", "black lives matter", you name it.

Schools in these liberal shitholes are little more than day care centers or zoos to keep the animals penned up for a couple hours a day.
 

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Every day junior miss' school deduct a days welfare pay from guardians next months check. If juniors over 18 and miss' a set amount of days … expel them!
 

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Maybe what they meant is, if you pay the kids they will show up?

Can't remember whether it was just talked about, or if they actually did it, but that was one of the "solutions" proposed in Toronto to fix the problem in black neighbourhoods. The thing is, the kids were making way more money selling drugs. Duh.
 

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And EVERY TIME real educators and managers come in and try to implement REAL EDUCATION REFORM the usual suspects start marching around crying about "racism", "whitey", "discrimination", "black lives matter", you name it.

Schools in these liberal shitholes are little more than day care centers or zoos to keep the animals penned up for a couple hours a day.

If they really wanted to educate kids, and that is a debatable point, they'd have much smaller class sizes in the early grades, and make sure the kids learned the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic. Forget all the other nonsense .... if you can't do those three, your schooling will just be a waste of time.
 
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