Toledo Public School's Actions Over the Past 15 Years Have Had a Chilling Effect on the Black Community.

September 30, 2010

Press Release:

Toledo Public Schools actions over the past 15 years have had a chilling effect on Toledo's black community.

The Concerned Citizens in Support of African American Students is asking for the following actions to take place and for implementation to begin immediately.. Because the black community has suffered long, patiently and mostly silently for educational excellence and eqiuty in hiring practices, be it the $821 million Building for Success Program or the teacher hiring practices, we have no choice but to call for a No vote on Issue #5 on November 2, 2010 and also call for a boycott of one Count Day to be held on October 8, 2010. Count Day is the day when students are counted to determine funds allocated to the TPS. We have reaped no benefits from our children carrying the economic load for the TPS school system. The monies coming into the district are primarily for students based on poverty and the "free and reduced" food program. Yet these students' schools remain in crisis.

These actions may pit members in our community against each other but at the end of the day our children have been put into a state of emergency. We are asking for support from all citizens in Toledo including the Mayors office. Our children are acting out their frustrations against a system that they don't understand, but one in which we must stand against. Our inner city schools receive the most money yet most of them are in academic watch or academic emergency and have been virtually ignored by the TPS school board. An example is Pickett Elementary that has been in academic emergency for ten years. Instead of focusing on these schools, emphasis has been placed on the schools that are succeeding, without duplicating their programs in the central city schools, programs which provide a quality education to those students.

We are asking as a good faith gesture from the Toledo Board of Education that the following occur.

We demand that TPS live up to it's promise to renovate and restore Scott to it's former greatness with academic and social programs befitting a school with excellence in its future. We demand that: 1. A nationwide search begin immediatelly for a dynamic, black, male principal that will be a leader in the pursuit of academic excellence.2. That the two schools (Allied Health and BTI) currently referred to as Scott High School, be dismantled and replaced with the traditional high school. 3. That a challenging curriculum (such as those used at Start, Bowsher and Central Catholic) be put into place with high academic and social standards with true AP and honors classes that will prepare students for college, the vocational setting, entreprenueralship, or the workforce. 4.That all personnel be "pink slipped" and all TPS employees be given the opportunity to apply for all positions. Each applicant will have to meet certain standards, criteria and come before a committee of parents, alumni and community and be recommended for the positions before being hired for all open positions. 5.That a recruitment program be put into place to bring the Scott community's students back into the TPS family. 6.That a Facilities Corordinator be hired to corordinate student activities. 7.That a nationwide search for a band director begin that will pave the way for the excellence that is expected of a Scott band. 8.That the Special Education Department abide by all laws pertaining to IDEA and that students with disabilities from the Scott community be given first choice for the special education classes in this least restrictive environment.

If the TPS board of education is serious about opening Scott in January 2012 all of these criteria must be met by the start of the 2011-2012 school year.to ensure a seamless trsansition from the Devilbiss building.

We demand that Libbey High School be saved from the wrecking ball due to its historical value and its value to the Libbey community. We are asking that Libbey be turned into a Community Center, housing either the Urban League or an Urban League like organization with programming that will enhance the Libbey community. We also are requesting that the sports complex, such as the football field be used as the place for youth and the Mid-City participants to practice.

A Press Conference will be held:

When: Monday, October 4, 2010 10:30AM
Where:Frederick Douglass Building, 1001 Indiana, Toledo Ohio.

Contact Persons:

Mr. Ben Williams 419-536-1289
Twila Page 419-243-3813

No votes yet

Putting your phone number out like that I mean.

the other's been done to death...

I bet it's a phone sex line.....

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

I already voted NO on this, as a matter of principal. Had I known TPS was doing such a lousy job the last fifteen years, I would have voted: Hell, NO! TPS(ie. the democrats)know the rest of the democrats will vote for them whether or not they produce anything, so don't look for any improvements the NEXT fifteen years, either.

"The Concerned Citizens in Support of African American Students is asking for the following actions to take place and for implementation to begin immediately."
"We are asking as a good faith gesture from the Toledo Board of Education that the following occur. "

I looked and looked, but found nowhere in the post where anyone asks anything.

But I did see these DEMANDS
"We demand that TPS live up to it's promise to renovate and restore Scott to it's former greatness "
" We demand that: 1. A nationwide search begin immediatelly for a dynamic, black, male principal that will be a leader in the pursuit of academic excellence." bla bla bla
"We demand that Libbey High School be saved from the wrecking..."

Let us know if this foot stomping works.

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

Twilla, you are a silly fool. Hahaha

You do not have my supp0ort. As far as Scott is concerned they don't deserve all these special privileges. The students there are the worst behaved in the entire school system. Jusr ask someone that works in food service at Scott.

deere1

"We demand that: 1. A nationwide search begin immediatelly for a dynamic, black, male principal that will be a leader in the pursuit of academic excellence."

Color blindness needs to happen both ways, Purnhrt. What you're demanding there is racist and you should stop indulging in it.

Putting that little problem aside, if you want to be truly progressive, then have Scott HS run not by that sort of pyramidal administration, but by a committee of teachers instead. It never made sense to have time-wasting, paycheck-collecting individuals in "peak" positions in our schools. The main office of the school can be run by 1-3 secretaries. The rest of the administration can be run by a committee of the school's rank and file of teachers. The chairman of the committee can be considered the "principal" of the school. And the best things about all that are (1) more local decisions, and (2) it's cheaper.

It's the Democrats. They've done to TPS what they've done to the rest of Toledo and our economy.

What do they do for an encore? Anally rape my mother while pouring sugar in my gas tank?

MikeyA

Their encore is to raise your taxes so high that your discretionary spending will vanish into government coffers, while you only go to work and come home to piles of bills, for the rest of your working life. The economy of Toledo will collapse utterly by that point, and welfare agencies will form most official economic activity. Naturally, there will be a huge, thriving black market, and the police will be well on the take by then.

I really despise the people who fled Toledo, because they are a bit cowardly and tend to be racists (they don't want to live near Blacks, nor have them in their children's school). But at least I can understand why they fled. I understand what they fled: The tax-and-spenders who think the rest of us are just cattle to be milked and slaughtered at their ever-growing, greedy whims.

So anyone who ever "fled" toledo is a cowardly racist huh? I left toledo, and I can gaurantee you that I am neither a coward or a racist. I left toledo because it is a shithole that has been run into the ground by dirtbag politicians and the morons who keep voting for them. I mean, lets face facts here, If Farty Stinkbeiner were to run for mayor next election, he would win HANDS DOWN, and Mousy Kraptur will certainly win in November, wait and see. Not to mention the fact that you can't buy a job, and if you are dumb enough to own property in toledo, you have to submit yourself to every little whim of every little dirty politician and/or every little dirty political appointee. Want to park a car behind your house? FUCK YOU, PAY ME!! Want to widen your driveway? FUCK YOU, PAY ME!! New roof? FUCK YOU, PAY ME!! New sidewalk? FUCK YOU, PAY ME!!
I think you get the point. And this is only for homeowners, IMAGINE trying to operate a business in that shithole you so bravely endure as your home. But ask yourself this, WHY? I bet you can't find a good reason, because there isn't one. If the noncontributors want toledo to be a welfare city, then let them have it, it's a lost cause. And maybe, just maybe, when all of the actual taxpayers have left and the money stream dries up, they will realize the folly of there ways, though somehow, I doubt it. So carry on brave toledoan, keep calling people names and throwing around your racism charges, but know one thing, I and many many more like me are better off having left toledo.
Good luck.

The fruits of MY labor are not a social commodity.

these are the top 5 reasons not to vote for Issue #5

1.It will will lower taxes, therefore putting more money in our pockets.
2.It will raise property values, making central city Toledo more inviting to new families.
3.It will restore administrative accountability, because this puts a seal on the cookie jar.
4.It increases fiscal responsibility, by putting parents and principals back in control.
5.It will allow a full, honest, and independent investigation of all of the players in the theft of the hard earned taxpayers money, putting an end to the administrative dictatorship that’s gone rouge for far too long to vote for issue #5 .

#4

4.It increases fiscal responsibility, by putting parents and principals back in control.

Uh, Purehate? Ask a teacher if lack of parental involvement is ever an issue at the schools you champion... If parents took more control of their kids things at those schools would be a LOT different.

pssst....it's rogue.....not rouge....rouge goes on your face...

Aside from that....the above list of demands is quite the manifesto......hows that working out for ya?

I wont be voting for the levy....but it has nothing to do with your "demands"...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

if the state of TPS suits you and you are able to vote (as in if you live in the TPS district) vote yes on ISSUE #5. Free choice.......

as usual, complete non answer to my statement. back to the hole, troll

"... a dynamic, black, male principal..."

What, ya wanna hire John Shaft?

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