Category: DPS

Detroit Needs Full Time Teachers, Could Subs Be The Answer?

Last year my daughter had a substitute teacher in science class for almost 4 months. The original teacher became ill and the school decided to replace her with the gym teacher. He knew nothing about science. The same teacher became the Spanish sub when that teacher left the school during the third quarter. My daughter shared with me that the…

The White House has Michigan Enemies In High Places

As if Michigan has not suffered enough under the leadership of those who seem to despise public education, our country may just follow suit. Education Secretary Betsy Devos, the Public Educations nemesis, has another Michigan partner joining her in Washington. What will become of our public schools in this country? With Devos’ recent additions to her team in the White House,…

Something To Look 482Forward To In Education In The D

This is Ke’li from 482 Forward.  How are you? Now that the school year is back in full swing, we wanted to update everyone who has been active in 482. First and foremost, I’m emailing to say thank you for being involved.  I know you remember two years ago when DPS was spending $1200 per student on the debt and we…

Detroit schools see enrollment uptick!

Detroit Public School Community District says parents have returned to their schools. The plan to increase numbers is far from over but the most important count is October 4th says Superintendent Vitti, “This all matters,” Vitti said of the enrollment numbers. “But what really matters is count day and count week.” Count day – which is Oct. 4 – is…

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…

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