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Cost of Bobb’s Q2 (or QBA) Test

Posted in Uncategorized by Nicole Conaway on February 15, 2010

From the Michigan Citizen, Feb 15 2010: According to Wasko, the $2,322,150 cost of the test comes from Federal stimulus dollars. ” and “While Bobb is playing politics with Detroit Public School children, he is also catering lunches and flying in staff from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (HMH) — contractors/designers of the QBA.”

That money should have been to keep teachers in classrooms. Instead veteran music, art, and PE teachers were laid off, illegaly by Bobb.

I was first disgusted by the recent multi-page spread (12 pages on line!)on Bobb in the Detroit Free Press, but then realized as I read that its ridiculousness reveals the reaching going on to maintain a quicly crumbling facede. The story was bizarre to say the least, quoting his favorite John Wayne film and calling Bobb “The Terminator” along with a photo of him looking possessed. This is not a Holywood blockbuster. This is a real city, with real people, and real children who need real change.  For such a long piece, it is suspicously lacking in any real information about Bobb’s credentials or professional success. What are they trying to hide? The no-bid contracts he gives to former employers? The trouble he got into in DC ? The many millions spent on companies with bad records like EdisonLearning and others.  The more empty praise bestowed on him, the more suspicions are raised. Reader comments on the reveal this suspicion is growing, as several supporters question his authority and decisions. Perhaps this comment sums it up best: “I like Robert Bobb. He is doing a great job. But I also thought Kwami was great when he hit the scene.” ‘Nuff said.


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  1. Danny Weil said, on February 15, 2010 at 7:46 PM

    For a more complete list of Bobb’s public crimes please see

    There, I detail to the penny what he has spent, or at least partially of the $40 million he stole for the public coffers.

    His record goes back to Oakland, but you can see the job he did to the Washington D.C. budget at the site above. along with his associates and his subsidizers.

    Best in struggle

    Danny Weil

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