Remember that the emergency manager in Detroit imposed a new teachers’ contract in which class sizes would be allowed to rise to absurd levels?
Remember that the contract permits classes of up to 41 children in grades K-3, up to 61 children in grades 6-12?
Remember all that?
The emergency manager just said in an opinion article in the Detroit Free Press that “it’s a good contract for our children.”
Yes, it’s always “for the chidden.”
It’s for the children when they test them and rank them by their scores.
It’s for the children when they lay off their teachers.
It’s for the children when they lay off the school nurse and the social worker and the librarian.
It’s for the children when they close their school.
It’s for the children when they privatize public education.
No matter what you think, no matter what it appears to be: It’s for the children.