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Educational Achievement Authority

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...

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...

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After Michigan voters repealed a law that allowed the state to appoint emergency managers to financially struggling municipalities and school district...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

School Stops Serving Lunch To Punish Students For Food Fight

Posted 11.06.2012 | Education

Detroit's McLeod Bethune Elementary-Middle School decided to stop serving lunch to sixth through eighth graders for a week after a food fight broke ou...

A Time for Change and Opportunity in Detroit Schools

Chacona Winters Johnson | Posted 06.05.2012 | Detroit
Chacona Winters Johnson

Whether their school is run by DPS, the EAA or one of the new charter conversions, it is imperative that all public school students in Detroit be provided with the best possible opportunity to learn.