Geography of Michigan

DPS privatizing bus service

Last Updated: February 24. 2010 12:07PM
DPS privatizing bus service
Plan saves financially strapped school district $50 million; 289 drivers to lose jobs
Tom Greenwood and Oralandar Brand-Williams / The Detroit News
http://detnews.com/article/20100224/SCHOOLS/2240342/1026/DPS-privatizing...
Detroit -- Detroit Public Schools' move to privatize bus service for thousands of students will mean nearly 300 drivers will lose their jobs with the district, but savings of about $50 million over five years.

Metro Toledo buyers are loyal to Detroit 3

Brands snag 61% market share for '09, led by Ford

By LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE
BLADE BUSINESS WRITER
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100202/BUSINESS0...
Metro Toledo may have a lot of attributes ascribed to it, but when it comes to buying automobiles, one stands out: loyalty.

The three domestic automakers — Chrysler Group LLC, General Motors Co., and Ford Motor Co. — made 61 percent of the vehicles sold locally last year. Nationally, the three domestic automakers captured only 45 percent of the 10.4 million vehicles sold in 2009
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Perfect example of the insider and the outsider school debate, the Detroit Public Schools

This interview happened last month and caused a controversy when Shepard Smith said he would burn down the Detroit Public Schools if he was a parent there. Watch the whole segment and you will see where Shepard Smith's outrage is justified, yet this situation occurs here in Toledo. There are still some schools which are failures and continue to be so, yet we have administration and board members who never want to hold these schools accountable. And you know TPS does not want to do anything about problems, the Dan Burns situation indicates they have no clue problems exists and contrary to board members and administration officials wanting to put this behind their back saying things are fixed, they are not and won't be without creating a new proactive system to identify and deal with problems as they come up whether it is academic performance or employees stealing money. Urban schools suffer from a serious case of accountability. If TPS wanted to prove they are going to be proactive in dealing with problems, quickly addressing problem schools is a great place to start because at least they are well documented and known. Our community cannot wait one week more for schools to continually fail.
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