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After Michigan voters repealed a law that allowed the state to appoint emergency managers to financially struggling municipalities and school district...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