Not every teacher in the Detroit Public School district fits the description you discuss. Many of us would appreciate parents doing their job as parents in preparing their children to be educated by teaching them a few basics: courtesy, discipline, respect for authority, and have their little brains primed to learn. When parents do their job, we can do ours. What happens in Detroit schools, for the most part, is that teachers become the nurturers, the disciplinarians, the parent, the counselor, the confidant, the snack-giver, the shoulder- to- cry- on, the bookstore keeper (actuallay we spend far too much of our personal money to help these children succeed when their parents won't purchase their supplies), and once we have done all this, we may get to teach a thing or two. One or two teachers (like one bad apple) can create a negative impression of most of us, but please keep disparaging remarks about all teachers to yourself. This bill and none of the others either considered or already determined address the needs of Detroit Public Schools since they have not taken into consideration the population of children we teach and the unrealistic dictates in an attempt to make AYP for children who function below grade level, in some cases, as much as three-to-four grade levels behind. This is not the teacher's fault, but the responsibility of the parents who chose not to read to their child, get involved with their child's education, reinforce homework with their child, or care about the child's needs in general. Think about both sides of the coin before you belittle us all.