Month: May 2016

Detroit Teacher Sickouts is not the major problem…….

….The sickouts are just one symptom of Detroit’s education dilemma. As StudentsFirst Michigan’s team lead working on Detroit education reform during the last two years, I have seen a lot of disagreements, arguments, battles and a couple of near blows thrown in the conversation, “It’s about the kids!” During this time period I have had the opportunity to talk to…

Detroit Teacher Sickouts is not the major problem…

….The sickouts are just one symptom of Detroit’s education dilemma. As StudentsFirst Michigan’s team lead working on Detroit education reform during the last two years, I have seen a lot of disagreements, arguments, battles and a couple of near blows thrown in the conversation, “It’s about the kids!” During this time period I have had the opportunity to talk to…

Detroit Does Rock!

Hello! My name is Brian L. Love. I am the new Blogger for our site, www.detroitschoolsrock.org. My passion for improving education for all of our children comes from two things: 1) The three years of work I just completed with StudentsFirst Michigan as their Outreach Director/Lobbyist and 2) Most importantly, raising my two kids in public education.  I can truly…

Detroit public schools can’t pay their teachers after June 30th

It’s a sad day when a city cannot pay it’s teachers. That’s exactly what faces the Detroit Public Schools after June 30th, a problem that strikes another blow to kids (especially those needing summer school). Reuters is reporting the desperate situation, and once again people nationally are reading another story about Detroit’s problems: The cash-strapped Detroit Public Schools will run…