Category: School Choice

Detroit’s State of the Schools

Detroit School Talk was present at Detroit’s very first parent driven State of the Schools  sponsored by 482Forward. We asked parents, community leaders, teachers and students “What are your thoughts about tonight’s  event?” The responses were mixed, some felt an open and honest conversation was refreshing. Others hoped for more and thought it mimicked the same old battle of Charter Vs. Traditional…

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…

Detroit’s First State of the Schools Address. What Should You Look For? Sign Up!

On October 25th, 482 Forward will host Detroit’s first State of the Schools Address on Oct 25th at Gesu Catholic Church from 6PM to 8PM. This significant for two reasons: 1) Traditional public and charter schools don’t operate together. 2) They have been at war with each other and have been used in political fights for years. This is a…

Teach For America Has Some Great Alumni, Why Are You Mad?

Tsk, tsk, tsk. Gary Rubinstein, you sound like the pissed-off big brother who failed at academics and gets mad every time lil’ sis brings home all A’s What’s the shame in being proud that you were a TFA (Teach For America) corps member and how it leads you to help students achieve successful outcomes? Why should we not tell stories…

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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