Month: June 2016

Validation……..

Validation is a powerful aphrodisiac for some. In regards to the Detroit education package Governor Snyder signed last week, I feel it. Reading what Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press wrote gives an accurate sense of what the legislation does and doesn’t do. I feel validated.  I had the privilege to spend the last year lobbying on behalf of…

Validation…

Validation is a powerful aphrodisiac for some. In regards to the Detroit education package Governor Snyder signed last week, I feel it. Reading what Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press wrote gives an accurate sense of what the legislation does and doesn’t do. I feel validated.  I had the privilege to spend the last year lobbying on behalf of…

MI Governor signs Detroit Education Bill Package

Governor Rick Snyder signed the so called, Detroit Schools Bailout Package this week, which is a bill he did not originally support. He always supported the financial support for Detroit Public Schools, but wanted to see more education reforms such as the DEC and accountability systems to hold all schools in Detroit accountable, traditional and public charter schools. But to…

Where does Education in Detroit Go From Here??

The dust is settling from last week’s passage of the State House’s DPS legislation package, which a Detroit Free Press  editorial called “Good Enough”, but it’s not good enough. So, the people of Detroit and the state of Michigan, who are left to wonder, where do we go from here?   The Democrats and Republicans in both houses of the…

Let’s drink some more water………

The water in northern Michigan must be different then the water down in this part of the state. Before the Detroit Chamber of Commerce’s Mackinac Island Conference started last week. The Governor and Senate (Republican) Majority leadership sound as if they would push hard against the House Republican DPS legislation that passed in Lansing, while Senators were networking with corporate…

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