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Ronald Surrenders

February 24, 2005

Ronald's Mc Donald's Restaurant, on Telegraph and Hass, in Dearborn Heights, called today and said, no longer will they be charging 50 cents to use your credit card at their restaurant.
So, being suspicious, I went there today for my favorite fish burger and sure enough, no charge fee to use your credit card.
Thanks Ronald, I knew down deep that you were not a greed head.

Russ

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Private Eye

March 1, 2005

Have things gotten so bad in the Dearborn Public Schools, under the leadership of superintendent John Burl Artis that he has had to hire a private detective, to find out where all the money has disappeared at Fordson High School?Maybe it's time that the Artis cheerleaders on the school board, James Schoolmaster, Mary Lane, and Aimee Blackburn rethink their evaluation of superintendent John Burl Artis leadership???

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A Reader Writes

March 4, 2005

Hey Russ,
Love the Private Eye stuff. How about Central Office stopping everything at 2 o'clock last week to view the superintendent's daughter's vocal music competition. That's our technology money at work! They loaded up the Board Room and even served refreshments all on the taxpayers dime. Old Burl had the tech people running around because there was difficulty with the big screen. They even served refreshments-- a sheet cake, that I'm sure Burl paid for himself! It seems as if we have our very own Marie Antoinette; our system is falling apart so let them eat cake.M.L.A.

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And Now a Word from Al Qaida

March 4, 2005

It seems that Al Qaida, Arabic terrorist, have a new web site. And just in case you have forgotten, they have declared a holy war on America. And just in case you are little confused about their definitions of democracy read these quotes:

The group's "edict committee" also condemns democracy and elections as "Western" and "un-Islamic" concepts.

"Democracy and parliaments, my brothers, are from the religion and desires of the infidels, Democracy means the rule of the people ... which means ,that who is to be obeyed and worshipped is man, not God."

Abu Maysara, the web master, calls on all Arabs to heed the call of "jihad" -- or holy war.

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Sad News

March 15, 2005

Dr. Cheryl Kreger, the last best hope for rescuing the failing Dearborn School System, may be soon leaving for a superintendent's job in Ohio. When will the erstwhile Dearborn Board of Education stand up and be counted? And admit that the district is falling apart. Many citizens feel that it is time for superintendent Dr. John Burl Artis to go. What do you think?

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What's Going On?

March 15, 2005

Rumor has it that over $20,000 has been missing from the vault at Fordson High School, and that superintendent John Burl Artis, hired a private detective to sort out the mess. Seems even that some members of his cabinet and high ranking members of the Fordson administration have refused to take a lie detector test. What is going on? - Cover up? Unfounded rumor?
Fordson is a great High School and deserves better than this imbroglio.

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A Reader Writes from Grosse Pointe

March 20, 2005

Dear Russ,

When you are finished with him (John Burl Artis), please don't send him back to the eastside!

Yours truly,

Name withheldGrosse Pointe Park, Mich. 48230 USA

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Wake Up School Board!

March 20, 2005

When will the Dearborn School Board wake up to the fact that things are not going well in the Dearborn Public Schools under the leadership of Dr. John Burl Artis? Let me count the ways.

One - Several scandals at Dearborn High;
Two - Money missing at Fordson High School;
Three - Musical principal chairs at Fordson High School;
Four - Teachers rebelling at Bryant Middle School, and
Five - Parties, travels and fun and games in the administration

Wake up School Board and do your due diligence.

education

More Angry Parents

March 23, 2005

I don't know, what is going on in the Dearborn Public Schools? I am sure there are a lot of good things going on, but I am getting more and more e-mails from parents and students. For example, here is one from today:

Dear Russ,

What ever happened to preparing our kids for college? They no longer offer Biology in Dearborn. Rather, they no longer offer it to those NOT in the top 25 of their class and attending DCMST. It seems that B and C students are not worthy of taking college prep courses. What kind of discrimination is this? Dr. Klee's Science Interactions is designed to help the BOTTOM quartile, the middle be damned. Parents took the course to college admissions (Michigan) and the course was NOT accepted. The solution-rename the course. I have a memo which says just that.

My own child passed the MEAPs, received all the money, but can't get into MSU. Maybe we should teach to the ACT and SAT.

Angry Parent

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Party Think

March 23, 2005

Remember the Communist Party telling "workers" how to think? Ditto, the Democratic Party today. Recently, I received two magazines. One UAW zine, and the other from the American Federation of Teachers. Both cover stories bashed President Bush's social security reforms, and printed in big type for all union members to see "that Social security is not broke". BUT STOP! Wasn't it democratic president, Bill Clinton, several years ago who said that social security WAS GOING BROKE. Democratic Party think!

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