96% of Detroit schoolkids test as “Not Proficient” in math. 93% are tested “Not Proficient” in reading. Taxpayers are spending $18,000 per student for the unionized, Government-run failure factories that are the Detroit Public Schools.
Detroit is the greatest success story in the history of the Democrat Party. A Republican hasn’t been elected mayor in over 50 years. Every progressive policy favored by Democrats … heavy regulation, heavy taxes on ‘the rich,’ a generous welfare system … has been enacted without opposition. The result, from the Democrat perspective, is a complete success. Detroit is a one-party, electoral lockbox. Detroit voted 98% for Obama in 2012.
Question: If the Government spent $36,000 or $72,000 per student… would it make any difference?