Month: January 2018

Detroit Needs Real Conversation About Education. Period!

The following Letter to the Editor was published in the Michigan Chronicle on 1/16/2018. I hope it motivates you to engage in the all important conversation of “everyone” pulling together to improve education in Detroit. There are many conversations about how charter schools have ruined public education in the United States, particularly in Detroit. But most of these conversations have…

School Choice Has Progressive Roots

Peter Cunningham – Executive Director, Education Post Melinda Anderson looks at bias in teacher hiring. A New Mexico school leader calls out a local newspaper for setting low expectations. State Teachers of the Year and a group of fourth graders defend the right to kneel during the national anthem. In her own words, a Mexican immigrant explains how a publicly-funded scholarship saved her. Massachusetts parents share their hopes and expectations for…

A Voice for Choice in Detroit

By Moneak Parker, Executive Director Detroit Voice for School Choice Over 250 families participated in Detroit Voice for School Choice National School Choice Celebration at Old Redford Academy. I discussed the mission of the organization and the importance of school choice. Then I briefed the parents on the history of school choice and National School Choice Week. Parents received information…

Balancing Budgets With Poor School Districts In Mind

We all want a balanced checkbook. We all want to know that we have the right amount of funds to make sure we have just the right amount of money to take care of all our bills without bouncing that checkbook. We know the importance of making sure we have enough money for not just the necessities but rainy day…

Public vs. Charter: Should Parents Have A Choice?

The charter vs public school conversation is so skewed with myths, like charters take funds from public schools and public schools are condemned for failing children. This vainglorious battle between the two public education sectors has been replayed so many times and it’s getting old. The fact of the matter is that parents don’t care whether their children are in…

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