Highland Park, Michigan, is a small town near Detroit. It's just three square miles, and once was a vibrant community and former home of Chrysler. Now they have 27% unemployment and more than 40% of the population is living below the poverty line.
Highland Park schools are performing even worse than neighboring Detroit public schools. It's so bad that they're being sued the ACLU.
This morning on "Starting Point," CNN's Poppy Harlow looks at why some say the school district is failing to teach kids to read at their grade level.
Talk about union. In the late 70 s I worked in the oil fdelis in Ok. and GM opened up a manufacturing plant in OKC. I was making around $5-6.00 an hour and worked hard. A friend of mine went to work for GM and his job was using an electric drill to install 6 screws to instal the grills on the car which took him a minute or less to put one in. His pay was $14.00 per hour PLUS benefits. A lot of days he put in 3 yes just 3 grills a day.GM said they have to find more work for him to fill in his time. He came home mad that night and said now I am doing 2 peoples work and I am going to the union and I should get double pay. He went to the union and got $21 an hour for 3 more minutes of work a day.We wonder when Obama gave GM 40 BILLION dollars of out tax payers money why they took that money and build 1 plant in Brazil and 1 in Mexico. No UNIONS there but it did not give one job to an american so what good did that do us taxpayers.Obama has to go in 2012 .
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