Defend Public Education

Board of Ed Signs on to Lawsuit

Posted in Uncategorized by Nicole Conaway on March 9, 2010

The Detroit Board of Education is joining the teachers of the Defend Education/Save our Students slate in the lawsuit against Robert Bobb for accepting additional compensation of $145,000 from private foundations.

The Board vote was unanimous among the voting members to join the suit, which claims this private contribution is a conflict of interest.

During public comment prior to the Board’s closed session with attorneys community members present spoke out strongly, telling the board “You gotta do something for the people” and “You have the power, use it”. Speakers included teachers, parents, students, grandparents, great-grandparents, and bus drivers. What has previously been labeled as a radical dissident “splinter” group of teachers, is actually an entire community coming together to stand up for themselves.

Press Conference Tomorrow (Tues. March 9) at 3:45 in front of the Fisher Building.


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  1. weilunion said, on March 9, 2010 at 3:06 AM

    We cannot tell you how much we support you, Detroit! Fight the powers that be!

    Danny Weil

  2. | said, on March 9, 2010 at 2:29 AM

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