The principles of good faith, fair play and common decency dictate that based on these facts, DOJ owes the state of Washington, and other similarly affected states like California, Montana, and Michigan, a period of time to bring state laws in compliance with the second Cole Memo.
Today, if your district has a higher proportion of more expensive students, it isn't reflected in the funding it receives from the state. And as a consequence, new inequities are created, and inequities that already existed are frequently made worse.
Why not provide an opportunity for Nugent to demonstrate his humanitarian side? In other words, why not turn lemons into lemonade (or perhaps more aptly, feral hog entrails into pulled pork sandwiches)?
The Michigan Department of Education today released a new system for reporting on the performance of Michigan schools. The information, found at misch...
It seems fairly certain that as long as we gulp down barrels and barrels of oil each day, we are going to have pipelines and pipeline spills. There is a solution, admittedly not an easy one: get off the gasoline kick.
After 1950, Detroit began to shrink, the first break in its sensational upward trajectory. What happened? Some blamed the end of the war, but America was pouring billions into the Interstate Highway System. The world wanted American cars and trucks. The causes of decline must have been internal.
Liberal arts colleges have a special responsibility to transmit our heritage. If we have done our job, we will have prepared our graduates to understand and appreciate the key elements of our civilization.
The message we're sending other cities as well as our own citizens is it's OK to mismanage all of your money because the government will come riding in on the white horse to save you.
Sometimes the fight for equality can be a bit of a mess. Case in point: the volatile situation in Pennsylvania, where county officials have been issuing marriage licenses as though the state ban on marriage is no longer in place. The ban is unconstitutional, they say, and they won't obey it.
There are few sure things in life. If Medicaid expansion comes to Michigan, however, you can be sure that the health of new recipients will not improve and costs for the failing program will continue to rise.
I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I've never thought much about Michigan and far less, Detroit. But here in Berkley, just outside the city, I've reali...
There are thousands of children statewide who are not being provided the education they deserve, at the hand of adults who were supposed to protect their best interests.
It's easy to blame Detroit's problems on corruption, unions and overly generous pension benefits, but none of which were the primary cause of bankruptcy. Detroit may have mismanaged finances, but the state's cuts to revenue sharing doomed the city.
From fighting for working families to ensuring that Americans have access to equal rights, Democrats are on the right side of voters and the right side of history, and we are in a solid position moving into the elections later this year, in 2014, and for elections to come.
The Windy City is likely the next shoe to fall. Above all, elected officials around the country must take this lesson from Detroit: Do not spend money you do not have because one day, the bills will come due.
Navin Field was the name of the first portion of Tiger Stadium, which opened in 1912. To make a long story short, there's a lot more to tell about Detroit.