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Keitazulu Blazes His Own Campaign Trail. He Brings Something Special to The Political Table
The entire article in the New Haven Independent is worth reading. We encourage you to do so. The link is at the end of this short blog.
New Haven NEEDS an effective collaborative government.
This is a form of governance in which leaders representing different interests are collectively empowered to make recommendations to the Mayor who—without making any major changes to those recommendations-- will evaluate their benefits to a segment of the population and to the city overall and do what is necessary to implement the recommendations. Mr. Kaitazulu has some good ones.
The voc-tech high schools are a no-brainer. We NEED them. We need intense job training and skill development for ex-felons and the chronically unemployed.
The high school dropout rate would not be so high, and 65 percent of those who graduate would not need remedial education, if our students were more effectively engaged in learning.
I write here 65 percent overall of students graduating from public schools in our area need remedial Math and English. However, of those who apply to Gateway Community College in 2009, 80-82 percent needed remedial work before they could take college level Math and English. That does not speak well for the high school preparation they got. Our students need to be prepared to earn a living.
We NEED job training and outreach programs for ex-felons, and we need skill-development programs for adults who have been chronically unemployed.
Most importantly, we need a city government that is insightful, proactive and attentive to the needs of the entire community.
Thanks to the NHI for bringing us a snap-shot of Mr. Keitazulu’s ideas. Please read the entire article.
N'Zinga Shani, Program Producer