Bill Cosby lends support to public schools

By | September 29, 2009 at 3:39 pm | No comments | News | Tags: , ,

Bill CosbyIf laughter is the best medicine, then perhaps funnymen (and women) of all stripes make the best healers. Such is certainly true in the case of Bill Cosby, who has pledged his support for helping to heal Detroit public schools of low-enrollment rates.

Cosby will lend his famous image (and perhaps equally as famous sweater) to the appearance of several commercials, promoting public school attendance in and around the city of Detroit. Budget cuts and low-enrollment rates have lead city school board authorities to consider filing for bankruptcy.

In an AP story, the 72-year-old comedian (he’s 72? Really?!) told reporters that, “All around the United States of America – in the cities and the counties – our public education is suffering and has been suffering. Cuts, cuts, cuts.”

Cosby has also recently canceled two recent stand-up appearances, due to, some speculate, a myriad of health problems. Let’s hope not!

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Emma Kat Richardson

Emma Kat Richardson is a Detroit native who received her BA in professional writing and women and gender studies from Elizabethtown College in 2008. Her journalism and feature writing has been published in Alternative Press, Bitch, Punchline Magazine, Bookslut, and Real Detroit Weekly.