Category: Parents

Detroit Public Schools, Why This Parent Returned

Allen has a 3.8 GPA and his twin sister Allison has a 4.0. They can explain to you from a scientific perspective why they are not identical twins and why she stands almost a foot taller. At any given moment you can find them discussing forensic science or how to build a computer program system. Yeah, It takes a lot…

Gun Education Helps Keep Kids Safe

Every year we hear stories of a child who found a gun while playing. The What does gun safety really mean? Michigan currently has a proposal in Lansing that would take the Concealed Pistol License legislation (CPL) off the law books. This law would eliminate the need to have a license to carry a concealed a weapon. More people will…

Who’s In Your Classroom, Do You Really Know?

Wouldn’t it be great if all teachers had the chance to interview their students? You know, do a background check and find out what’s the real story behind everything they bring into the classroom on a daily basis? I know, I know! It sounds like I am in agreement with schools that may choose to cherry-pick their students. Just bear…

Here’s What It Means When We Say It ‘Takes a Village’

Community activism has to be a passion and is definitely not something for the faint at heart. One must be an advocate for families, a social worker, a life coach, the person on the block who watches out for their neighbors. This work builds character, but most of us doing it didn’t realize that our past and present experiences 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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