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Gov. Rick Snyder's Record on Education Is Dismal

Dale Hansen | Posted 12.28.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

Michigan children deserve to be more than just a tag line in empty campaign rhetoric because the value of a good education is something you can't put a price on.

Don't Let Michigan Republicans Fool You Again

Dale Hansen | Posted 10.05.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

So while Republicans have spent the last few months putting lipstick on the pig that is their legislative priorities, it is important for voters to remember that the softened positions these individuals are taking now don't represent a true Republican agenda.

Conservatives Don't Really Care About Improving Education

Dale Hansen | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Dale Hansen

No one is suggesting that we can't improve educational outcomes but pretending that a severely biased reading of an immaterial report somehow confirms the need for highly suspect partisan solutions could be the best example of where our school systems really do need to improve.

Rebecca Klein

Teacher Fired Over Trayvon Martin Fundraiser Facing Termination At New School

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.23.2013 | Detroit

Brooke Harris is no stranger to causing controversy in schools. Last year, the teacher was fired from her job at Pontiac Academy for Excellence in...

A Message for U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan: EAA Is a Failed Experiment

Sen. Bert Johnson | Posted 07.07.2013 | Detroit
Sen. Bert Johnson

The Educational Achievement Authority is an experiment that has failed. Legislators are considering a bill to expand it from its current 15-school version in Detroit to a statewide district that takes over the "bottom 5 percent" of schools. This system must be abolished completely, certainly not expanded statewide.

David Sands

Detroit Charter School Could Go Union

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 12.22.2012 | Detroit

Charter schools could be the next frontier for Michigan teacher's unions determined to keep organizing in the wake of recent right-to-work legislation...

Michigan Special School District A Lightning Rod For Controversy

Education Week, Bethesda, Md. | Jaclyn Zubrzycki | Posted 02.11.2013 | Education

As Michigan's Education Achievement Authority nears the end of its first fully operational semester, a battle rages over its present and its future. ...

School Superintendent: New Mich. Education Bills Are "Fundamentally Wrong"

Posted 11.30.2012 | Detroit

The superintendent of a tony Metro Detroit suburb posted an alert on his official school website, warning parents about "a package of bills designed t...

EAA Showdown In Lansing?

Detroit News | Posted 11.26.2012 | Detroit

Detroit -- Officials with the Education Achievement Authority say they're transforming chaotic, underperforming Detroit schools into orderly buildings...

Detroit School Board Member Compares School District To Jim Crow

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.15.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Board of Education member Elena Herrada believes the school board's recent vote to withdraw from the Educational Achievement Authority is a vo...

Detroit School Board Acts Fast After PA 4 Is Scrapped

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.14.2012 | Detroit

After Michigan voters repealed a law that allowed the state to appoint emergency managers to financially struggling municipalities and school district...

Lawsuit Could End Detroit's EAA School District

Detroit News | Posted 01.14.2013 | Detroit

Detroit -- A week after voters overturned Public Act 4, the Detroit Board of Education voted Tuesday night to break the district's contract with Easte...

Pandora's Box: The National Equality March

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bil Browning

The LGBT community is used to being downtrodden and dismissed. Prejudice, animosity, and apartheid flew out of Pandora's Box long ago.