Resident Ken Jackson says 'Yes' signs are disappearing from his neighborhood. 'This is particularly depressing in that the political debate at hand involves children and teenagers,' he writes.
Friday, April 13, 2012
You won't be surprised to hear that a Bloomfield citizen is writing a letter about political sign stealing during this difficult high school debate. Depressing as it is, I have to report that a number (I count 5) of VOTE YES on March 8 were stolen from my neighborhood last night. Neighbors are reporting this to the police. This is particularly depressing in that the political debate at hand involves children and teenagers. Many are acutely aware of the upcoming vote and for them to see a political contest involve theft and invasion of privacy is sad. I urge all parties to discourage this sort of activity. – Ken Jackson
Teachers say future of students, communities at stake at this critical time.
Donning red tops and holding stacks of bright red leaflets, several members of the Bloomfield Hills Education Association braved the heat to make a visual and personal impression with parents outside elementary schools around the district Tuesday afternoon. Already faced with steep cuts in state aid, the middle school and high school teachers also expressed concerns over potential changes to tenure rules and collective bargaining that Gov. Rick Snyder and some legislators are proposing. The fliers contained several bulleted points alleging children, parents, businesses and entire communities will suffer under plans to shed staff, enlarge class sizes and limit programming. The district is already feeling the pinch, and filled a projected $6…