Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Age Out Drop Out: The Elected Ones and Child Welfare's Secondary Market

Detroit politicians begging child welfare fraud money
The high school dropout rate in Detroit directly coincided with the rate of child poverty in the late 1990s early 2000s.

There were no assistance programs for families in poverty once the Personal Responsibility Work Opportunity Reauthorization Act was put into effect, unless there was CPS intervention as promoted through the Adoption and Safe Families Act.

Times have changed for the better, slowly, for children in Detroit, but what about those who are now adults?

Many fell victim to human trafficking.  Many never received a basic education having
brushed with foster care, juvenile justice or basic survival of poverty.

What about the youth who have aged out of foster care to be, literally, dumped on the streets?

Some fall into the world of human trafficking, some bounce from group home to group home, most never obtain an high school education because foster care was never set up to help this population.

Now comes a wonderfully new initiative!

Yes, that is correct,  "The Elected Ones" have let, yet, another educational privatization scheme swoop in and join with the other private social investment schemes to strip away the last remaining powers of public schools.

This one is a Clinton Global Initiative.

Even though the Clinton Foundation has a stated purpose of being a Presidential library, "The Elected Ones" have open and outstretched hands waiting to be filled with tons of campaign funds and lucrative contracts.

No one will even question the legitimacy of programs because it is privatization and "The Elected Ones" are too busy with photo ops and buying new clothes.

Since "The Elected Ones" are not sophisticated enough to identify fraud, I am, once again, left to do it.

Get ready for me.

Online school gives Detroit adult dropouts diplomas

“That’s what we need to change,” Stefanski said. “That means … 80,000 people that can be in a better employment situation if they had a high school diploma.”
The program, called Detroit Collective Impact-Pathway to Education & Work, is a way for teens and adults to earn career credentials and accredited diplomas and takes a year to 18 months to complete. It was recognized in June by former President Bill Clinton and his Clinton Global Initiative, which brings together business, philanthropic, nonprofit and government leaders to develop solutions encouraging economic growth.
The Detroit Collective Impact also partners with local libraries, job-search agencies and nonprofits to make computer space and time available for students. It kicked off last year with 20 students and has a goal of 1,350 graduates.
Stefanski is the executive director of Strategic Alliances for Cengage Learning, the Boston-based educational content, technology and services company that markets the program’s technology and curriculum. Part of his job is to preach the Detroit program’s benefits to corporations, workforce agencies and others that cover the $1,300 tuition cost for students.

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