Category: School Choice

Run to the Fire!! We Must Solve Our Education Problems, Not Just Talk Around It.

Spending this week in Chicago at EdPost’s Bloggers Summit has been great for me. Hearing the thoughts of my colleauges from across the nation has been liberating. What has stuck out for me is our conversations around all the different issues with reforming education. There are advocates against accountability, pension reform and just about anything else that would improve schools…

MAPSA Welcomes New Detroit Superintendent. Invites Him to Collaborate with Charter Community

By Dan Quisenberry As President of the Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA), and as a representative of Detroit’s charter public school community we want to welcome Nikolai Vitti, the new superintendent of the Detroit Public Schools Community District. We invite him to collaborate with the charter school community in the city. The leaders and supporters of charter schools…

The Other Detroit Comeback Story

A Cross-Section of Education Advocates Set Aside Their Differences to Create a Blueprint for Reshaping the City’s Education Landscape. It Almost Happened. The morning John Rakolta Jr. rode the bus to school with Mrs. Robinson and her two kids it was 7 degrees in Detroit. The four stepped outside the Robinsons’ apartment building exactly at 6:15 a.m. Rakolta’s bodyguard and driver…

Michigan’s Charter School Day at the State Capitol

By Buddy Moorehouse In case you missed it, more than 600 charter school supporters from all corners of Michigan came to Lansing on Wednesday, May 3, for Charter Day at the Capitol. The group included charter school parents, students, teachers, administrators and advocates. They came to the Capitol during National Charter Schools Week to send the message that Michigan’s charter…