Category: School Choice

When Privilege Joins A Conversation About Parents Selecting Schools!

It’s always a good thing to have conversations with people who don’t understand why or how education for kids of urban communities differ from those in the suburbs. This one went a little to the right as one women acknowledged her privileged. She is parent (C). She then attempts to advise another mom (S) to use her privilege to just…

BEST FIT SCHOOLS: DETROIT’S MURKY WATERS

So, this year my youngest daughter, Imani, turned sixteen and will be a Junior in High School. She is a gifted young lady and an eager student. At just four years old, Imani had already made her mind up to be a paleontologist, a scientist who studies fossil animals and plants.. Do I believe she will become a paleontologist? Of…

2017 Detroit State Of The Schools Address

Notices have been sent to families, community organizations and school leaders. 482Forward , an education organizing network in Detroit, will host a citywide State of Schools forum. Leaders of Detroit traditional and charter schools have been invited. The community organizers who’s moto is “Nothing About Us Without Us” are hosting the meeting with the expectations of hearing how our schools will…

Public vs. Charter: Should Parents Have A Choice?

The charter vs public school conversation is so skewed with myths, like charters take funds from public schools and public schools are condemned for failing children. This vainglorious battle between the two public education sectors has been replayed so many times and it’s getting old. The fact of the matter is that parents don’t care whether their children are in…

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