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Mayor Duggan and education

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Mayor Duggan Detroit's Mayor needs to get more involved in the education of the city's youth. The city's future, including it's viability, depends on it. Part of his job is to lay the groundwork for future prosperity for the municipality and he cannot sit on the sidelines and hope for better results at DPS! He must provide his expertise and opinions. I am not suggesting DPS come under the wing of the Mayor. I propose a formal communications link that allows interaction and feedback flowing in both directions. Both the city and DPS are in need of a larger middle class. If this does not happen neither entity will prosper and achieve their objectives.The city will not achieve its objectives of stabilizing its population, let alone growing, without good schools. Good schools will not happen if the population does not at least stabilize while its household income grows. The city will not attract a middle class from the suburbs without good schools. Perhaps the May

Assessing Obama

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This is a summary of the above audio recording of an interview with Chuck Todd, moderator of NBC's Meet The Press, on C-span critiquing  Barack Obama's first six years as President .  You can also listen to the C-span interview above. The audio last about an hour. The Stranger: Barack Obama In The White House. Mr. Todd argues that President Obama is often ineffective because he has refused to reach out to Congress and he lacks managerial skills.. Todd says the President was, and in many ways still is, a stranger to Washington and that is one reason he was so attractive to voters. As a result Washington has treated him as a stranger and it is difficult to get things done. President Obama would be proud to called a stranger to Washington since he sees it as being broken. Obama does not have an extroverted, back slapping, Bill Clinton type of personality. Todd sums up the first six years saying we still have a divided government and Obama promised hope and change and we have