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…

Burning Education at Cooley High School: Accident or Not?

Was the burning of Detroit’s Legendary Cooley High School criminal arson or was it an accident? Abandoned school buildings are everywhere in our city, making it easy for thieves to create more blight in our communities. Offers were made to turn the building into a much-needed community center but the proposal was denied. The decision to close Cooley High School…

Taking a Knee. You Must Understand Your Past to Improve the Future.

It is a amazing to me that a man getting on bended knee to pray (ask) for equal justice and treatment for people of color is hated by so many people. During the Civil Rights movement, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. took a knee to pray outside the Dallas County Alabama courthouse in 1965 before a civil rights…

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