He's a genius at math, but he can't write a sentence that makes sense to save his life. He graduated high school with a 0.98 GPA, and it took him 15 years to graduate from college, because he couldn't pass the required English proficiency exam. He never did pass, but the school eventually dropped the exam as a requirement, probably because they realized having a basic reading exam as a requirement for graduation made them look bad, at which point he finally applied for a degree.
Check this email he sent out:
If you saw Sunday's Free Press that shown Robert Bobb the emergency financial manager for Detroit Public Schools, move Mark Twain to Boynton which have three times the number seats then students and was one of the reason's he gave for closing school to many empty seats.
Based on the Free Press Map where it shows that the most of children who live in 48217 is near Gleason by the former Mark Twain. Why did Bobb think the larger numbers of our children would cross Fort St. to attend the Boynton school site calling it Mark Twain, make's no sense unless the plan is to destroy the public schools that's remained in our neighborhood. ….. When Bobb moved Mark Twain to Boynton, 48217 lose about 200 hundred students some of the student attended Mark Twain on Gleason came from out side the city of Detroit.
What the fuck is he talking about?
How in the fuck it was decided that this guy should be school board president is beyond me. The only thing I can think is that maybe a lot of the students are also functional illiterates, and maybe his story would serve as inspiration. He somehow managed to graduate college, despite the fact that he can't read and write. I could barely manage the strength to graduate from college myself, and I can write like the wind.