Monday, November 13, 2017

Rip "The Rip-Off" Rapson Pitches Another Privatized Child Welfare Fraud Scheme In Detroit

Well, well, well, look at what we have here.

Rip "The Rip-Off" Rapson wants to pitch another one of those social impact bond investment programs schemes to help "The Poors" (always said with clinched teeth).

For a synoptic overview of Rip "The Rip-Off" Rapson, his work and his legacy in Detroit, make sure to click the link provided, below, because it makes for an interesting read on the history of the City that only I shall continue to preserve in the annals of history, in the spirit of fuchsia.

Kresge, Kellogg foundations to invest $50M in early childhood efforts in Detroit

Two big Michigan-based foundations announced Friday they are investing $50 million to support efforts to improve early childhood outcomes for Detroit children - money that will be used for a number of things, including upgrading existing facilities, building a state-of-the-art early childhood center and providing competitive wages for early childhood educators.

And not a penny for other things critical to improving childhood outcomes for Detroit children like, quality and affordably housing, food, water, you know, the basics, but have no fear, those state-of-the-art early childhood centers will be filled to capacity once Rip "The Rip-Off" and his cabal finish its forced migration plan for "The Poors" (always said with clinched teeth).

The $50-million pledge was made by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Kresge Foundation, each of which is investing $25 million.

Hold on, it is coming...the money shot.

That money will support the Hope Starts Here Community Framework, a 10-year plan for ensuring young children and families are placed at the center of public policy and business decisions. It's a broad plan that was developed based on needs in the community and in part on the input of people closest to the issue - parents and early childhood providers.

BAM!  The money shot.  

Children are the most profitable segment of human capital.


"This gives us a road map to make sure that Detroit puts kids first," La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the Kellogg Foundation, said during an event at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

"We are organized and engaged and ready to push that agenda. By working together, we can ensure that every child in Detroit fulfills their potential."

Ladies and Gentlemen, and very tiny woodland creatures, allow me to present the international tempplate for social impact investment, featuring, none other than the notorious Clinton Foundation (a.k.a. Detroit Land Bank Authority).

Yes, the Clinton Foundation also operates in Canada because they do not have to disclose their contributors under Canadian law, even though it is a U.S. foundation, registered under the purposes of a presidential library in Arkansas, yet registered in multiple states, under a different name, the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, designating them with the sole controlling interests, without ever tellling the IRS what it is doing.

Rumor has it November 15, 2017 is F-day, filing day, that is for those pesky things called audits.

The Michigan Attorney General is over the Charity Division and refuses to do a damn thing about people who come into the state and set up shop by filing bogus corporation documents and charity tax exempt filings.

Anyway, I digress, but I just wanted to put that out there just in case Bill Schuette thought he would blackmail them for more campaign contributions for his gubernatorial campaign, just saying...
But despite the big investment from the two foundations, officials said Friday that they need more people to get involved.

"It's all hands on deck," said Rip Rapson, president and CEO of the Kresge Foundation.

Chop chop!  Do what I tell you for I am your savior and I need to generate that best interest of the child rate.

To that end, they've created a way for people to donate to the effort: By texting the word Hope to 50503. Text that number, and you'll receive a link to donate.

A key part of the efforts involves creating some cohesion for a system that is disconnected, with many providers and little collaboration.

"Utter chaos is not acceptable," Tabron said.

That "utter chaos" is called the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, where Deloitte just made a profit making life even worse for "The Poors" (always said with clinched teeth).

What the city has now is "many people working with high purpose," but without "any kind of connection to resources."

That "working with high purpose" is called survival without "any kind of connection to resources", like water shutoffs.

Among the strategies targeted in this area is the creation of a central coordinating body that would lead early childhood efforts in the city and the use of a single data system to increase information sharing.

You see that?  Privatization goes by many names, "central coordinating body".

This "central coordinating body" is a database for predictive modeling for social impact investment. 

That need for a more coordinated effort is timely, given last week's announcement by Southwest Solutions, a nonprofit social services agency, that it was pulling out of a Head Start collaborative, affecting 420 children in the city. Efforts are being made to ensure those kids are placed elsewhere.

Rapson said he hopes that the stewardship board that has been in place for a year and will remain in place - guiding the implementation of the framework - could play a role in helping address some of those issues.

Now, Rip "The Rip-Off" is calling privatization take over of government a "stewardship board", indicating admirality, with a manifest of goods, human goods, to be exact.

"It may be that we couldn't have prevented it any better than the folks on the ground could. My hope is that we will. It's an opportunity for us to reason together and problem solve together," Rapson said.
Steve Ragan, senior vice president at Southwest Solutions, said exiting the collaborative - which includes several other Head Start providers - "has just been really painful." Money was an issue. The collaborative received a $60 million federal grant but was expected to provide $15 million in match funding. That, and a lack of adequate classroom space in the city, were factors that led Southwest Solutions to exit the collaborative.

Actually, no one wanted to work with Southwest Solutions.  They have, oh, how do we say this, Detroit Land Bank Authority issues.

Ragan and Rapson said the exit is a symptom of a larger problem.

The larger problem is the fact that Rip "The Rip-Off" promulgated the largest rip-off scheme in this nation's history by fueling the burgeoning class of "The Poors" (always said with clinched teeth) by stealing the children, the land, the water and the votes from Detroit.

 "By working together,
we can ensure that every child in Detroit
fulfills their potential"
La June Montgomery Tabron,
president and CEO of the Kellogg Foundation
"I hope it causes people to look really hard at the circumstances of early childhood education," Ragan said.

 "This is needed in Detroit. There's a real gap. But it's a very difficult program to financially operate."

That gap is not just financial, it is economic.  You ran the people away to bring in selected populations who have money to pay your social impact bond dividends.

"We have to figure out some way to put a stake in the ground about delivering these services in a way that’s consistent, coherent and adequately sourced," Rapson said. "Even if the magnitude of the problem exceeds the resources available, we are going to take long steps toward making sure that more resources are made available to the right activities over time," Rapson said.

That is why "Every Corporation Should Hire A Child", whether for-profit or non-profit, but tax exempt is always more profitable and using charities to profit from children is not as savage, you know.

The $50-million invested by Kresge and Kellogg will also go toward efforts to improve the quality of early childhood programs and increase access to those programs. A program would be launched to train "passionate parents" and put them on a path to become early childhood educators.

Passionate parents, as opposed to unpassionate parents?  Is unpassionate parents the latest craze in coming up with a reason to call CPS or launch some other creative corporate scheme to implement corporate parental rights over the trusts of the child to make those social impact bond dividend payments?

Part of improving the quality of programs is to address the low pay of early childhood educators and the struggle to find people to work in the programs, Tabron said.

"That low funding and low salaries
create turnover and mobility.
What we're trying to do is
stabilize the profession."
La June Montgomery Tabron,
president and CEO of the Kellogg Foundation
"If it's not a livable wage, you're not going to get people who are committed and can stay there for a long period of time," Tabron said. "That low funding and low salaries create turnover and mobility. What we're trying to do is stabilize the profession."

"Stabilize the profession", more privatization code words for social impact investing.

Meanwhile, a revolving loan fund would be created to help renovate early childhood facilities.

"It’s desperately needed," Rapson said. "You can walk into facilities in our community and by any measure a child simply should not be educated there."

Then, once you walk out the facility into the community that you helped destroy in stealing houses, by any measure a child simply should not be living there.

He said the fund, which is already being created, wouldn't provide "huge amounts of capital," but "enough so you can begin to update facilities."

Social impact investing is an international money laundering scheme because privatization has no civil rights.

And the new state-of-the art facility, part of Kresge's investment, would provide not just early childhood education programs, but things like parent education programs and health screenings. It would be a model for the best ways to educate young children, Rapson said.

Chattel ranching!

Nikolai Vitti, superintendent of the Detroit Public Schools Community District, said he's excited about the effort and ready to collaborate.

"Everyone wants change in education ... What we don’t see enough is people putting their shoulder to the wheel to do things differently ... and to think in a more visionary way to help do the work."

That's what excites him about Hope Starts Here, because "this is the right investment to promote equal opportunity."

No, this is the only investment.  Rip "The Rip-Off" was the keyman in any investment opportunity once they pillaged the city treasures and set up a bunch of strawman operations to intercept federal assistance, specifically intended for the people.

Vitti said Detroit, where academic achievement overall is poor, doesn't have an achievement gap. 
"We have an equity gap. We have an opportunity gap. We have a resource gap. For decades we've been blaming children and parents and neighborhoods ... and not calling out that we have an equity issue."

Hope Starts Here is the result of a one-year community planning process that involved more than 240 community members and experts.

Experts?  Oh, you mean "The Elected Ones".  How much did you line their campaign coffers with?

In the end, they came up with six so-called imperatives - things that need to happen. Under each of those imperatives is a set of strategies to accomplish those goals.

"They’re vitally important," said Mark Davidoff, Michigan managing partner for Deloitte. "They’re crucial. They’re essential. And there’s an urgency about this."

Here are those six imperatives:
  • Promote the health, development and well-being of all Detroit children
  • Support parents and caregivers as children’s first teachers and champions
  • Increase the overall quality of Detroit’s early childhood programs
  • Guarantee safe and inspiring learning environments for children
  • Create tools and resources to better coordinate systems that impact early childhood
  • Find new ways to fund early childhood, and make better use of existing resources
Here are a few more imperatives:
  • Stop stealing taxpayer funding for education to build sports entertainment complexes;
  • Stop stealing real properties and making the kids homeless;
  • Stop stealing property taxes and forcing kids to live in poverty;
  • Stop stealing the vote.
Several of the speakers Friday talked about the importance of the efforts in the context of the city's rebuilding.

"If we’re going to grow the city, if we’re going to build a city people truly want to call home….

We’ve got to invest in our children," said Alexis Wiley, chief of staff to Mayor Mike Duggan.

Yes, but as of the date of this post, you have yet to do a damn thing for our children, except make a profit.

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