Wednesday, January 6, 2016
An Apology to L. Brooks Patterson and Support for the Teachers at Cass Tech
By Richard C. Clement
Mr. L. Brooks Patterson will be receiving a phone call and a personal visit from Legislative Aide Richard Clement at 313 224-4535 apologizing for offending him by calling him a drunkard in social media. The comments made by me in response to the trolls insulting the integrity and leadership of Councilmember Pro Tem George Cushingberry Jr. in social media with unprofessional names was inappropriate at a personal level.
I do apologize to all Cass Tech Alumni for mis-representing the boss on his Facebook Account as a Cass Tech Alumni. I was acting like a Technician when I am actually a Mumford Mustang in support of public education including(but not limited to) art, swimming, music, S.T.E.M, careers, drivers ed, special ed, politics, public safety like EMT, Police, Fire, sports, broadcasting, etc. This apology includes all of the retired DPS teachers, including the substitutes I dogged along the way to becoming an adult.
I support DPS employees all the way up to Elected Board Member Lamar Lemmonds, to Pasteur School and back again. Public education is under attack from hucksters and speculators who see every child as a $7,500 profit center instead of an asset with unique traits and talent that numbers cannot measure.
If anyone in a public position says that teachers are overpaid, they should be arrested for a misdemeanor and given a choice of 90 days in jail or, work as a substitute teacher one day week for an entire school year. Furthermore, public school teacher’s health care costs should include the use of Medical Marijuana to treat the PTSD conditions of the job. Teachers do an excellent job with the resources that they are given. We need educators instead of MBA’s and speculators in charge of education because the number testing thing is not working.
Finally I want to congratulate all of the teachers at Cass Tech who took a stand and said enough is enough. I want them to make sure to find every student who will be 18 years old on or before November 8th, 2015, and have them register and voting for people who have your best interests at heart.
Richard C. Clement
Legislative Aide to Councilmember Pro Tem George Cushingberry Jr. District 2
CC: Shout out to WDIV 4 Detroit Reporter Priya Mann for getting back with me.
W.W.C.Y.D. if he had social media available?
Where WWCYD equals What Would Coleman Young Do?