Author: Guest Blogger (via Bernita Bradley)

Encourage Me I’m Young!

We simply have lost our way with our children and through EMIY, which stands for “Encourage Me, I’m Young,” we have built our Future Leaders Mentoring Program to teach young men how to lead. In 2015 we had Respect Day in our mentoring program. The leaders took the information to their teachers and administrators to get them to allow our…

Making the move to homeschooling was not a choice that we took lightly

By Kija Gray Making the move to homeschooling was not a choice that we took lightly. Truth be told, neither my husband or I graduated from high school. We had the knowledge and skill to do it, but we got bored with school, fell behind, and could not get back on track. The system failed us. It wasn’t a fit…

What’s the Vision? Kids and Quality. What Do You Think?

By Dan Quisenberry President, MI Association of Public School Academies If you care about education, you may be like most Americans – concerned by the lack of results and frustrated by the constant arguing by adults about possible solutions. Parents want to be involved.  Taxpayers want to pay for what works.  When do we begin seeing the remarkable outcomes our children…

This Dad Took A Trip To Lansing On A School Bus, Here’s Why

On Tuesday, October 17 2017, I had the opportunity to join members of 482Foward on a bus trip to Lansing to lobby for our educational system. Along with other parents, teachers, and former principals I had the chance to express concerns directly to certain representatives about the personal impact of school closures. I’m thankful to have found such an organized and…

MI Voter Support for Greater Accountability

By Brian Gutman Michigan voters strongly support greater accountability for the state’s schools, according to the survey, released on September 28, conducted by Business Leaders for Michigan. However, despite this strong support, in its most recent education plan, the Michigan Department of Education still plans to eliminate public rankings and accountability for schools. To read the complete results, read the following…

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