Category: Breaking News Written by Patrick Keating
On Nov. 20, a collaborative called “Soulardarity” installed a solar-powered streetlight — the first of a planned 200 in the next five years — on Victor Street in Highland Park. It became officially operational on Thanksgiving Day.
The light was installed in front of Motor City Classic Auto Sales L.L.C., across Victor from the abandoned Ford Highland Park Assembly Plant.
Project manager AJ O’Neil said Highland Park is the birthplace of the community economy. “I’ve always maintained that we live in a crosscheck economy where, like Henry Ford, you pay people a good wage, they become your producers and your customers,” O’Neil said. “That’s a market economy. That got lost in this reevaluation of an investor’s mentality, a long time ago. A couple of generations ago. I think it’s just natural that I came from Ferndale into Highland Park which, incidentally, is my birthplace.”
O’Neil owned AJ’s Café in Ferndale, but didn’t re-sign the lease, saying it was cost-prohibitive. He currently owns AJ’s Coffee Works in Hazel Park and works as a roofer throughout metro Detroit. He said that just as Henry Ford’s moving assembly line helped change the world, solar street lights will help reinvigorate the economy.
Private funds helped pay for the cost of the light and its associated components. He said the name “Soulardarity” has a three-pronged meaning, referencing the soul of the community, solar power (which he described as “the new energy”) and solidarity with the community. “This will be 100 percent off-the-grid, utility bill-free,” O’Neil said of the light. Craig Brumels, the technician who helped install the light, is the engineer with Holland, Michigan-based Solar Street Lights USA. It was overcast as the light was being installed the morning of Nov. 20. Brumels said that even on such days, the light would still harvest energy. He also said the 45 watt LED lamp has a wide light distribution area.
The battery box contains four six-volt batteries which are 335 amps each.“They power the light,” he said. “So the light operates at 24 volts and the charge controller turns the light on and off.” The solar panels charge the batteries, and that each solar street light would be stand-alone, “it’s own little solar system.”
He also said a lot of Solar Street Lights USA’s products are Michigan-based.“So, when we sell a light it puts people to work,” he said. O’Neil noted that solar street lighting brings the community back, describing block associations starting battery replacement funds and other community investment endeavors.
He added that next year is the 100th anniversary of that assembly line. “We want to be here, primed and ready to make a bold statement that says ‘this is the next 100 years,’” O’Neil said.
O’Neil said there wasn’t any deliberate symbolism in installing the light across the street from the Highland Park Assembly Plant. He also pointed out that the second solar streetlight will be installed on Highland Street, in a residential area.
According to O’Neil, it’s hard to say how many jobs would be created by the installation of solar street lights, but asked what the “reverberating effect” of one job is. He also said Woodward and Wall Street need to work better with each other, saying it’s in their mutual best interests.Again for one metro Detroit community is a gain for another; likewise for losses.
Mark Hackshaw, chairman of Highland Park’s Tax Increment Finance Authority, and president of the Highland Park Business Association, said the area where the street light was being installed is part of the TIFA district.
He also said TIFA had been interested in an initiative to get lights on Victor since the DTE lights were removed.
Resident Ricardo Byers called the project wonderful, saying it’s helping the community and that everybody’s going to love it. He works for Amazon Tree Manufacturing, which supplied to hoist O’Neil and Brumels used to install the solar panel and the light. He’d like to see solar street lights installed on all the side streets. Neighborhoods are now lit by the moon and porch lights on individual homes.
Andre Foster, co-owner of Motor City Classic, described himself as blessed to have the light installed outside his business, saying it will give customers a sense of comfort. He said the only streetlights are on the corners.
Motor City Classic co-owner Andre Davis said the fact that this new light is self-sufficient can serve as a beacon for what the people of Highland Park can do for their future.
Davis believes having solar-powered street lights in Highland Park will attract more businesses. Carla Walker-Miller of Walker-Miller Energy Services, based in Tech Town, said her company is a distributor for the integrated street lighting products. They provide the pole, the battery box, the solar panel and the LED lighting. Walker-Miller noted t hat there’s no maintenance required with LED lighting or the solar panels.
She also said her company, which does energy efficiency and alternative and renewable energy projects all over the state, wants to drive energy efficient behavior, period. She pointed out that if we can learn to live more efficiently, then in cities like Highland Park, where the income is lower, fewer expenses would go toward things like electric, water and gas bills. She also said each solar street light — and all its various components — would cost about $5,500, but noted that there would be no maintenance and no utility bill.She added that the cost will come down substantially as these become more standard.
“The first of everything is more expensive,” she said. She described the light on Victor as the “flagship.”
Gerrajh Surles, director of public works with the City of Highland Park, said this project means the start of a new day. “This is the first time we actually have a physical representation of us moving forward, being more energy efficient as a city,” he said. Melvin “Butch” Hollowell, general counsel of the Detroit Branch NAACP, and close friend of O’Neil, said the street lighting campaign is about the essence of safety.
Hollowell also said Highland Park is a metaphor for the comeback of every urban area.
“So I love the fact that he (O’Neil) has got this energy and is helping to pull the community together,” Hollowell said.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 12:18
Category: News Briefs Written by WWJ
ANN ARBOR (WWJ) - A new study suggests that most women who chose to have a double mastectomy, may not actually need it.
Researchers at the University of Michigan say recent data shows an increase in women with cancer in one breast choosing a more aggressive surgery, called contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, in which doctors also remove the unaffected breast.
Sarah Hawley, associate professor of internal medicine at the U-M Medical School, said that raises the question of potential overtreatment among these patients.
Hawley said in 7 out of 10 cases, patients lack one of the factors that would put them at high risk of developing cancer in the healthy breast: A genetic mutation linked to the disease, or a strong family history of breast or ovarian cancer.
“They’re chosing to get a procedure just for peace of mind or perhaps based on some inaccuracies in terms of what [a double mastectomy] is actually going to do for them,” Hawley told CBS News..
The study found that 90 percent of women who had surgery to remove both breasts reported being very worried about the cancer recurring. But, Hawley said a diagnosis of breast cancer in one breast does not increase the likelihood of breast cancer recurring in the other breast for most women.
“Women appear to be using worry over cancer recurrence to choose contralateral prophylactic mastectomy. This does not make sense, because having a non-affected breast removed will not reduce the risk of recurrence in the affected breast,” Hawley said in a statement.
The study authors looked at 1,446 women who had been treated for breast cancer and who had not had a recurrence. They found that seven percent of women had surgery to remove both breasts. Among women who had a mastectomy, nearly one in five had a double mastectomy.
In addition to asking about the type of treatment, researchers asked about clinical indications for double mastectomy, including the patients’ family history of breast and ovarian cancer and the results of any genetic testing.
Women with a family history of two or more immediate family members (mother, sister, daughter) with breast or ovarian cancer or with a positive genetic test for mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes may be advised to consider having both breasts removed, because they are at high risk of a new cancer developing in the other breast. But women without these indications are very unlikely to develop a second cancer in the healthy breast.
“For women who do not have a strong family history or a genetic finding, we would argue it’s probably not appropriate to get the unaffected breast removed,” Hawley said.
A double mastectomy is a bigger operation that is associated with more complications and a more difficult recovery, Hawley said. Women might still need to undergo chemotherapy or radiation therapy after their surgery – treatments that are known to reduce the risk of cancer recurring – which could delay their recovery further.
The study suggests that concern about recurrence is one of the biggest factors driving the decision to have this surgery. Hawley said it’s important to educate women better that a contralateral mastectomy will not reduce the risk of recurrence.
Hawley said she and her colleagues have recently received a grant from the National Cancer Institute that she hopes will enable them to develop a tool to guide women through making breast cancer treatment choices.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:51
Category: Breaking News Written by Perry Bacon Jr., The Grio
ANALYSIS- When Republican Senators Kelly Ayotte, Lindsey Graham and John McCain emerged from Tuesday meetings with Susan Rice still unsatisfied with her explanation about her initial, incorrect statements about the Sept. 11 attack of a diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, it only furthered the mystery: why are Republicans so focused on preventing Susan Rice from becoming the next Secretary of State?
Rice’s initial statements about the attack that killed four Americans, including the ambassador, were not unusual. Other administration officials, including Press Secretary Jay Carney, were also hesitant at first to call it a terrorist attack. Rice, as United Nations Ambassador, had little role in determining the security of diplomatic outposts, and criticism that the four Americans were not sufficiently protected would be more appropriately directed at President Obama or Hillary Clinton, who formally runs the State Department.
But in Washington, it’s usually at least clear what the underlying motivations for opposition to a person are. In 2005, when Condoleezza Rice was nominated to be Secretary of State, Democrats listed a host of reasons to oppose her, but their clear frustration was in Condi Rice’s role in backing the Iraq War. When George W. Bush tried to appoint one of his longtime aides, Harriet Miers, to the Supreme Court, Republicans claimed she was unqualified but it was also clear they did not know if was sufficiently conservative.
With Susan Rice, the true reasons for the GOP opposition are hard to discern. There are certainly other officials, including the president, who can be more directly blamed for the administration’s initial reaction to the attack in Benghazi. If Republicans are simply mad at Obama over the election and eager for revenge, they could oppose him directly on the so-called “fiscal cliff” negotiations. If Republicans are concerned about Obama’s overall foreign policy approach, Rice is an odd target, as she has a limited role in the administration’s decisions as the UN Ambassador.
And there is little evidence that Rice’s own foreign policy views are very unusual in their own right, justifying strong opposition to her as Secretary of State, or that distinct from John Kerry, the other leading candidate to be Secretary of State and to whom the Republicans have raised little objection. Some have suggested racial animus may be at play, but Republicans have not raised concerns about Eric Holder serving in a second term under Obama, as is now expected, even as Holder was perhaps the most vocal member of the administration in speaking on racial issues over the last four years.
It remains unclear if Obama will tap her for the post, and how much of a role this Republican opposition will affect his consideration of her candidacy. But the Tuesday meetings suggest that Republican senators, particularly McCain, will not easily acquiesce to Rice’s ascension.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:39
Category: Breaking News Written by The Huffington Post
Charter schools are about to get a reality check.
As someone who has observed the breakneck pace of the growing charter school movement up close, Greg Richmond, who leads the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), is taking a step back.
"We didn't start this movement in order to create more failing schools, but that's what we have," Richmond told The Huffington Post. "Hundreds of them."
On Wednesday morning, Richmond will join New Jersey Schools Commissioner Chris Cerf and California charter schools advocate Jed Wallace at Washington D.C.'s National Press Club to announce a new campaign, "One Million Lives," that aims to crack the whip on the duds.
The campaign will focus on getting states to adopt rules that make failing charter schools close automatically, hold charter authorizers accountable for their schools' performance, and revamp their authorizing bodies so they become more professional. Initial allies include organizations and philanthropies that have, until now, focused on growth -- rather than quality -- in the charter sector.
Charter schools are publicly funded but independently run, and often admit students via lottery. Proponents such as the Obama administration advocate for charter schools in the belief that educational opportunity should not depend on zip code, and that running schools without regulations -- without district-imposed curricula or mandatory union representation -- gives schools more room to innovate and succeed, unencumbered by bureaucracy.
But critics have long claimed that the schools siphon money away from public schools, and a steady stream of evidence has shown that, on average, charter schools do not outperform traditional public schools. NACSA found that between 900 and 1,300 charter schools are performing within the lowest 15 percent of schools within their state.
Because of results like this, some say an initiative like One Million Lives is long overdue. About a year ago, several charter school supporters told HuffPost that the movement needed to check itself, since it would be hard for politicians to continue advocating for funding these schools without definitive results, and with so many underperforming schools continuing to operate.
"We've been talking about this for a number of years and still there are hundreds of failing schools in the country," Richmond said. "We have to switch gears from the rhetoric and make it reality."
Most recently, he added, education policymakers have been concerned with low charter school closure rates. According to his organization's survey, two years ago, 12 percent of charter schools up for renewal were shuttered; the next year, that number fell to 6 percent. These numbers were particularly startling because they indicate that charter schools aren't holding up their end of the bargain: namely, increased flexibility in exchange for more accountability. New survey findings released Wednesday, it should be noted, show that the rate increased the following year.
Most notably, philanthropic groups that have attracted citicism for supporting massive charter growth -- a move that often has them accused of "destroying public education," as Richmond characterized their critics as saying -- are getting behind the cause. Richmond said the initiative has significant support from the Gates, Walton, Robertson and Dell foundations.
Other initial allies include Cerf, who, in a statement, said the focus on closures "is precisely what the exchange of autonomy for accountability means -- the core idea inherent in charter schools."
Michelle Rhee, a former Washington, D.C. schools chancellor, also praised the campaign.
"If we are going to really help kids succeed, every school entrusted with public money ... must be held accountable to the families they serve and the taxpayer for high standards and achievement," Rhee said. "We need to promote better authorizer practices and stronger state policies to achieve a higher quality of charter schools and, at the same time, set clear protocols for closing chronically failing schools."
But even as the campaign launches, some states appear to be continuing down a path that prioritizes charter school growth over quality, threatening to create legions of new underperforming schools. The Michigan state legislature is currently weighing a bill that would expand charter schools further by allowing basically anyone to start one of these schools, with few safeguards for quality or experience.
"It provides no assurance of quality," said Amber Arellano, who heads the nonpartisan advocacy group EdTrust Midwest. "This is a reckless gamble that threatens the very future of our students."
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:22
Category: News Briefs Written by WWJ
Some of the area’s best known companies will be in Livonia today for a giant job fair. WWJ’s Rob Mason has the story.
More than 40 companies will be on hand looking for new hires including Quicken Loans, Art Van Furniture, and AFLAC.
The career fair goes from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Livonia. Over 600 jobs will be available and representatives will be there to accept resumes.
As always, you are advised to dress for success for the event.
To find more information about the Job Fair and the companies that will be there, click on here.
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Livonia, MI 48152
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:10
Category: News Briefs Written by Mike Campbell, WWJ
DETROIT (WWJ) – The L.A. Auto Show is the center of attention this week among auto enthusiasts but you have to come to Detroit for the only International Auto Show.
WWJ’s Mike Campbell has a look at how construction on a three story atrium at Cobo Center is coming along during an exclusive tour of the renovations with the Capital Programs Manager Thomas Tuskie.
Tuskie notes that what used to be the arena will be a grand ballroom with windows showing the skyline and the Detroit river front.
Patrick Bero is the CEO that runs the Cobo Exhibitions Center for the Regional Authority, he says there have been major upgrades to the mechanical workings of the building:
“You can control the whole building from an iPad, you can put lights on and off, you can control room temperature – it’s pretty amazing.”
Bero says they’ve saved about two million dollars a year in operating costs with those mechanical upgrades.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:00
Category: News Briefs Written by WWJ
FARMINGTON HILLS (WWJ) – A father of seven is murdered in Detroit and the community is rallying around the family to establish a relief fund to help with the financial hardship.
The Chaldean American Ladies of Charity (CALC) are collaborating with the Walled Lake School District and the Chaldean Community Foundation on an Emergency Relief Fund to help after 49-year-old Samir Hannawa was gunned down outside a Detroit repair shop in broad daylight.
Students from Walnut Creek Middle School have also been raising money in an effort to help the family.
“Helping families in need is what the CALC has been doing for more than 50 years,” said Glora Kassa, CALC President. “Being the conduit between people who want to help and the family, is something we are happy to embrace.”
Hannawa was shot in the head by an unknown gunman. The police continue to investigate the motive for the murder.
The West Bloomfield father, worked as a manager at a Detroit liquor store. Before his shift on November 7, his family says Samir stopped at Great Lakes Transmissions to drop his car off. It was just before 1 p.m. when two men pulled up to the business on the corner of Wyoming and Intervale streets on the city’s west side and killed Samir.
Hannawa migrated to the U.S. in 2000 and is originally from Telkaif, Iraq. He leaves behind a wife and 7 children ages 2 to 18.
If you are interested in helping this family, you can make donations to the “CALC in care of Hannawa Family.” Mail checks to 32000 Northwestern Hwy Ste:150, Farmington Hills, MI 48334 or by linking onto www.CALConline.org to donate by PayPal or call 248-538-8300.
If you have any information about this incident you are asked to call police or CrimeStoppers at 1 (800) Speakup.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:00
Category: Breaking News Written by Ugonna Okpalaoka
A painting of President Barack Obama in a Christ-like pose is on display in a Boston community college art gallery.
The painting, named “Truth,” features the president with a crown of thorns on his head and his arms outstretched in a fashion similar to depictions of a crucified Jesus Christ. It’s part of the “Artists on the Stump – the Road to the White House 2012″ exhibit, which will be on display at the Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery until December 15th.
Michael D’Antuono, the artist behind the image, told Fox News it isn’t blasphemous, despite critics’ concerns otherwise.
“The crucifixion of the president was meant metaphorically,” he said. “My intent was not to compare him to Jesus.”
D’Antuono actually painted the image four years ago. It was supposed to debut in New York City’s Union Square, but public outrage forced him to cancel the event.
“I always regretted cancelling my exhibit in New York because I feel my First Amendment rights should override someone’s hurt feelings,” he said. “We should celebrate the fact that we live in a country where we are given the freedom to express ourselves.”
He said this year’s exhibit has afforded him “the ability to right a wrong.”
Bill Donahue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, calls D’Antuono “a left-wing artist known for exploiting racial tensions” in a statement today, referring to the artist’s painting of George Zimmerman as a Klansman and Trayvon Martin as a younger child. He wrote that D’Antuono has “succumbed to a new low” with his Obama painting.
“What makes this display so interesting is the flat denial of truth by so many artists and academicians, as well as their irrepressible hostility to Christianity. Yet when it comes to their savior, President Obama, they not only pivot, they proselytize,” Donahue wrote.
D’Antuono accused conservative media of “trying to promote the idea that liberals believe the president to literally be our savior.” He also spoke out about the 4,000 e-mail he received after his first attempt at displaying the painting, calling them “anything but Christian-like.”
“But I accepted that it is their right to express themselves and hope that they now see it in their hearts to afford me the same right,” he said.
Oscar winning actor Jamie Foxx was also criticized over a recent comparison between the president and Jesus during the 2012 BET Soul Train Awards.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 08:30
Category: Breaking News Written by The Huffington Post
Today's sex allegation is brought to you by the number three.
Puppeteer Kevin Clash, who resigned amid controversy as Sesame Street's voice of Elmo, faces yet another allegation of underage sex.
In a lawsuit filed today, Clash is accused of sexual activity with a 16-year-old in 2000, according to the New York Daily News.
The unidentified accuser, now 29, alleges that he met Clash on a gay chat service about 13 years ago. His lawyer, Jeff Herman, told the paper that the two met at Clash's New York apartment and engaged in "some sexual activity."
The new allegation comes just a week after 24-year-old Cecil Singleton filed a lawsuit claiming that the two had inappropriate contact when Singleton was 15, according to TMZ.
Singleton, who is also represented by Herman, is suing Clash for more than $5 million in damages in that case.
Clash resigned from his longtime job at the children's television program after he was accused by yet another defendant, Sheldon Stephens, who also claims that he was 16 when Clash had sex with him.
In a confusing turn of events last week, Stephens recanted his story in a settlement with lawyers, and then renewed his accusations. Stephens claims that he was pressured into the flip-flop for a $125,000 settlement.
Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organization behind Sesame Street, issued a statement last Tuesday announcing Clash's resignation. According to the Wall Street Journal:
"Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding Kevin’s personal life has become a distraction that none of us wants, and he has concluded that he can no longer be effective in his job and has resigned from Sesame Street."
Clash maintains that he never had sex with a minor, and his lawyer told the Daily News that the newest allegations have "no merit."
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 08:30
Category: Breaking News Written by The Huffington Post
Brooke Harris, a teacher at Detroit's Mumford High School, is confused.
The English and journalism teacher faces class sizes of 45, and her colleagues have to teach as many as 60 students at a time. Special education teachers at the school, she says, have 10 to 12 students above the legal limit. But she doesn't know who she really reports to, or who is running things.
"I have no idea who's in charge of our public schools, and I don't know if anyone really has any idea," Harris said. "Both the school board and the emergency manager think they're in charge."
Others in Detroit's schools have been asking the same question -- who is in charge? -- since Election Day, when Michigan voters repealed Public Act 4, a law that allowed the state to appoint its own managers to run school districts and municipalities, circumventing elected mayors and school boards. The repeal has ignited a lengthy and complex custody battle over the city's public schools, a fight that grinds on as kids prepare for finals.
It's also become a litmus test nationally for school reformers and analysts concerned with proving that their national agenda -- non-unionized charter schools, standardized testing, and computer-based learning -- can turn around school districts as impoverished as Detroit.
"Who's in charge of our schools?" asked Steve Conn, a teacher who is trying to take over the local teachers' union. "It's up for grabs."
Detroit Public Schools have been under the control of an emergency manager for three years already, due to a law that allowed the state to take over any municipality or school district facing financial emergencies. In 2011, the law was strengthened to give these managers more power and the ability to break union contracts, override elected officials and fire municipal workers. Under the law, Gov. Rick Snyder (R) put former General Motors executive Roy Roberts in charge of Detroit's schools in 2011.
But following the law's repeal this November, the school board flexed its muscles by voting to push aside the Education Achievement Authority, a privately managed school district that took over 15 low-performing Detroit public schools this year. Meanwhile, the state has pushed back against the school board, arguing that it still has authority to run the schools.
Some observers say all of this chaos can derail the EAA and the city's other reform efforts. Detroit has used tools in line with the national education reform movement -- such as charter schools, Teach for America, technology and school budgeting autonomy -- to try to move the needle on school performance, attributing its system's myriad problems to debt, bureaucracy and the limitation collective bargaining places on attracting the best and brightest teachers.
When it was announced, the EAA had the support of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who used the endorsement to highlight its importance beyond Michigan's borders. If done right, Duncan said, the EAA had the "potential to be a model not just for the city, not just for the state, but for the entire country."
Duncan had previously called Detroit "ground zero" for education reform, underscoring the subtext of any major education move in the Motor City: schools here are so impoverished and underperforming that any reform that can fix schools in Detroit will likely be seen as the answer to fixing schools anywhere.
With counsel from private philanthropic groups, Gov. Snyder created the EAA in 2011, and it began running public schools in Detroit this year -- with plans to eventually take over 5 percent of the state's lowest-performing schools. Unlike most public schools, the EAA schools don't have union representation -- teachers were fired and had to reapply for their jobs -- and kids learn from both teachers and computers. The EAA itself, private entities or charter groups can all operate individual schools. The EAA is an experiment in what school districts across the country call "portfolio models": the idea is to hand over control of a city's lowest-performing schools to an outside, autonomous entity and concentrate resources on making them better, unencumbered by bureaucracy.
Now the emergency manager, the special district and the school board are engaged in a court standoff that some say, as Greg Richmond, head of the National Association for Charter School Authorizers, puts it, "only lawyers can win." The latest lawsuit seeks to remove Roberts from power as the current DPS chief. A judge has postponed state attorney general Bill Schuette's suit to remove several Detroit school board members.
When Richmond came to Detroit last year to help build the EAA, he said he became optimistic about the collaboration he saw. "This latest turn of events with the vote undoing the emergency powers, it just seemed to unravel overnight," he said.
As for who is actually in charge, the school district asserts that Roberts maintains power. DPS spokesperson Steven Wasko pointed to an August Court of Appeals decision that said that a repeal of Public Act 4 would simply mean a rollback to 1990, when Public Act 72, an earlier but less forceful iteration of the emergency manager law, was intact. "Roberts has been real clear based on strong legal advice [that]… from the morning after the election we return to PA 72 and he serves as the emergency financial manager," Wasko said.
Meanwhile, the school board plows ahead as if it's in charge, but its members say they still feel disenfranchised. Even under PA 72, the school board is supposed to control academics.
"The academics are controlled by the school board, completely," said school board member Tawanna Simpson. "Roberts shouldn't be in charge."
With so much in flux, it's hard to say what, exactly, the repercussions will be for students.
"It's going to be a massive distraction," Richmond said. "You're unlikely to see academic improvement while the adults are in court."
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 November 2012 16:55
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