Paul Ryan pays visit to Cornerstone School in Detroit - FOX 32 News Chicago

Paul Ryan pays visit to Cornerstone School in Detroit

Posted: Updated:
  • Paul Ryan pays visit to Cornerstone School in DetroitMore>>

  • Kid Rock introduces Paul Ryan at Oakland University rally

    Kid Rock introduces Paul Ryan at Oakland University rally

    Monday, October 8 2012 10:20 PM EDT2012-10-09 02:20:32 GMT
    Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan got a "rockin'" reception at Oakland University.  While supporters applauded Ryan's campaign, they also cheered for a special guest.
    Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan got a "rockin'" reception at Oakland University.  While supporters applauded Ryan's campaign, they also cheered for a special guest.

By Robin Schwartz
FOX 2 News Reporter


DETROIT -- Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan took part in a roundtable discussion at the Cornerstone School on Nevada in Detroit Monday.

He was delayed by more than an hour on his way to Michigan from an earlier stop in Ohio.  As a result, there was confusion around 3:00 p.m. when the school day ended and students had to exit onto the lawn because of security.

Ryan's supporters say he came to learn how the inner city Christian school is getting results.  Parents pay about $4,000 a year in tuition.  He was given a tour by Clark Durant, the school's founder, who unsuccessfully sought to be a Republican challenger for U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow's seat.

The private school has been in Detroit since 1991.  About 550 students are enrolled in pre-K through high school.  According to their website, 95 percent graduate high school and 91 percent go on to college.

However some parents, who also support the school, did not support Ryan's visit.  Two women kept their children home in protest.

"I think that it's really nothing more than a photo opportunity for them and, quite frankly, a political ploy," said Obama supporter Stephanie Baskin.

"I think that the whole stunt, if you will, is designed to pull in those African-American voters that may be undecided," said Obama supporter Chrystal Richardson.

Ryan was also to appear at a private event in Pontiac and a rally at Oakland University.

  • Robin SchwartzRobin SchwartzMore>>

  • 2 men killed after one sets the other on fire

    2 men killed after one sets the other on fire

    Friday, September 12 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-09-13 00:47:07 GMT
    Detroit Police tell us that two men were killed Friday morning at a home on Springwells street in southwest Detroit after an apparent domestic turned deadly.
    Detroit Police tell us that two men were killed Friday morning at a home on Springwells street in southwest Detroit after an apparent domestic turned deadly.
  • Woman killed in shooting in Inkster

    Woman killed in shooting in Inkster

    Friday, September 12 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-09-13 00:22:50 GMT
    Police in Inkster are investigating a shooting that has left a 26-year-old woman dead tonight.
    Police in Inkster are investigating a shooting that has left a 26-year-old woman dead tonight.
  • Imposter officers tie up victims, steal vehicle

    Imposter officers tie up victims, steal vehicle

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:06 AM EDT2014-09-09 07:06:27 GMT
    Detroit Police responded to an armed robbery call Monday morning to a home on Strathmoor street in Detroit. Upon arrival, police found 6 people who had just been tied up and robbed by suspects claiming to be Detroit Police Officers.
    Detroit Police responded to an armed robbery call Monday morning to a home on Strathmoor street in Detroit. Upon arrival, police found 6 people who had just been tied up and robbed by suspects claiming to be Detroit Police Officers.
Powered by WorldNow

205 N. Michigan Avenue
Ground Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Station Operator: (312) 565-5532
Newsroom: (312)565-5533

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices