Delinquency is so pervasive that 77 blocks had only one owner who paid taxes last year. “Why pay taxes?” asked Fred Phillips, who owes more than $2,600 on his home on an east-side block where five owners paid 2011 taxes.
Detroit Teachers w/$71,000 Salaries Leave Work to Protest, While Only 7 Percent of their Students Can Read
The Detroit metropolitan area has the highest average public school teacher pay among metropolitan areas. Detroit public-school eighth graders do even worse in math than they do in reading, according to the Department of Education. While only 7 percent scored highly enough on the department’s National Assessment of Educational Progress test in 2011 to be rated “proficient” or better in reading, only 4 percent scored highly enough to be rated “proficient” or better in math.
Liz Blaine’s excellent piece Sunday showed the tension between union members who see illegal aliens flooding the job market and driving down the price of labor, and union bosses who lobby for watering down immigration laws, obsessing over “migrant rights,” and boycotting Arizona.
And while Liz is right that this fits into the socialist mindset of [...]
Whether you like it or not – Obamacare is now the law of the land. Whether you felt in your heart that you were being cheated by your government, or witnessed your liberal neighbor drool while gazing in admiration at the ubiquitous images of “The New Messiah” signing the treacherous bill, this mendacious monstrosity, these 2000 pages of [...]