Tag: Betsy DeVos

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…

Is the Phoenix Legacy No More?

By Imani Harris Let me start this article by saying that in no way do I agree with rating students on test scores. We are more than that, and our test scores do NOT represent our intelligence. There is a better way, and one day we’ll find it. Still though, as a Renaissance student, dropping from the 98th percentile to…

DeVos is Blocked From Entering a Public School

Senator Knezek is a Democrat who represents parts of Detroit’s Westside, Redford Township, parts of Deaborn Heights and Garden City. I’ve had the opportunity to work with him on ed reform issues in the legislature. He is a hard worker for his constituents and he believes “all children” deserve a great education. Although I didn’t support Betsy DeVos’s confirmation as…

Final Devos Vote for Education Secretary is Coming Up Next Week

I don’t think anyone has seen such a contentious confirmation hearing process before this year. At the top of the drama. Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. She cleared confirmation with the Senate Education Committee and she must now get a majority vote on the floor of the U.S. Senate. This vote is shaping up to be contentious as well.…