Category: Accountability

“The Feds” Say Michigan’s ESSA Plan Does Not Cut It.

 Detroit School Talk has been following the process for the state of Michigan’s ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) plan to be approved by the US Dept. of Education. Today, we found out the feds rated the plan “insufficient.” That is interesting. We have been saying this all summer. I blogged earlier this year that Michigan’s State Superintendent was working with…

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…

New Charter Opens Where Old Charter Closed 33 Days Ago

June 16th was the last day of school for families at STARR Academy in this very same building. Now Distinctive Schools hopes to fill the building with kindergarten to 3rd grade students before the 2017-18 classes begin.   In Chicago EINPresswires latest updates said “Distinctive Schools has a track record in providing high-quality education that accelerates achievement, performance, and college-preparedness of…

Michigan’s The Bad Mom

It’s no wonder the country sees Detroit as the insubordinate kid who deserves all the punishment Momma (aka Michigan) dishes out. The downward spiral of Detroit’s education covers a broad spectrum of areas: —Mismanagement of Emergency Managers —Educators who have resources, funding and      investments ripped away from them. —Parents who care but have grown tired. —Stealing of funds.…