Author: Bernita Bradley

Secretary DeVos Returns To Michigan To Chat

Secretary DeVos met with superintendents in Grand Rapids, Michigan last week. It was said that several school leaders from across the state attended but names were not shared with media. “Here are the topics that were discussed, according to the release put out by DeVos’ office: Recruiting, honoring and retaining effective teachers. Giving teachers professional development and skills that aren’t taught in…

When Strangers Come Knocking At Your Door, #SellingDetroit

Knock Knock! Who’s There? Urban! Urban Who? Urban Investor who thinks that someone else deserves your home more than you and so you should take my offer and sell! We all know that Detroit is going through a major transformation, with new apartments, walking communities, and old factories transformed into upscale lofts. They are everywhere. So why then would someone…

When WIll Parents Have A Clear Understanding Of The Michigan ESSA Plans

Where are the good schools? How do we know it’s a good school? What defines a good school? These seem like basic questions, but you’d be surprised how hard it is for Michigan education officials to answer. For parents, it’s even harder. Hadasha and Patrick Green began looking for their child’s school before he began walking. I can recall Hadasha…

Beth Hawkins On The NAACP And Charters

Beth Hawkins of T74 gives us an inside look at the NAACP and their strategic efforts to pick away at choice. “Some charter school supporters say they suspect the NAACP has called for districts to be the only authorizers and to oversee all charters because districts often perceive the nontraditional schools as competition and reject large numbers of applicants.” More…

Detroits 1967 Rebellion In The Eyes Of A New Comer

Detroit’s 1967 Rebellion Story is being told everywhere. It’s the pulse of the city right now. Mixed reviews have gone out as some declare they don’t want to relive those painful days. The city has never fully recovered and, although the divide sent people running to other cities for solace, one newcomer has called it home ever since. Anthony King,…