Category: Accountability

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…

What I Think of the New CRPE Report. Tell Us What You Think?

“The goal in Michigan is to make sure that every child is receiving a quality education in a quality school, and by and large, the CRPE report helps provide a roadmap for how we can get there,” Quisenberry said. “In that regard, we feel it’s an important document that every policymaker in Michigan should study. Many of their recommendations have…

Observing Hispanic Heritage Month

This week begins the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The annual observance is a time for “paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society,” according to federal agencies marking the month with a variety of cultural, literary and historical events. This year, Hispanic…

Education sucks on both sides of the fence here.

Mark Binelli’s article last Sunday in the New York TImes Magazine has me heated. We are tired of being everyone’s poster child without facts. People come and pick out pieces of our story and tell them to push their personal agendas. The fact is that we are flawed, we have messed up, and I can’t think of a person would…

If You Are Going to Tell a Story. Then Tell the Entire Story. The Entire Truth Should Be Told.

This week’s New York Times Magazine article by Mark Binelli is very disappointing. He produces a very long story with a lot of incomplete facts. I guess it helps you if you have a one-sided view of charter schools and school choice.   I’ve been involved in Detroit education and political conversations for nearly 20 years. I’ve lobbied for last…

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