Thank you Shanelle for caring about the students in the City of Detroit. I admire your stance in the midst of opposition to do what is best for the children and not the power-mongers. Our children deserve the best--quality education and an environment in which to receive it. When voters elect who they want in office to make decisions, the will of the people should not be overlooked, unless there is a serious problem with the decisions that will ultimately be detrimental for ALL involved. Being in a position to make decisions for others is not always an easy task, but those in leadership (elected by the people for the people) should be given opportunity to make those hard decisions without intereference from someone who was appointed to do one thing, but decides to take-over everything else. Take-over mentalities have a history of being detrimental to the masses (Hitler, Castro, Ben Ladin, etc.). We do not need anyone in a position to make decisions for children with a "take-over" mentality. We need someone in position to fight for the rights of the children and to force greater parental involvement in the lives of their children. Nothing will ever change in Detroit, until parents take their rightful place on the front-line--in their homes, in the community, and in the schools.