Tag: Detroit Public 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…

A New Day at Detroit Public Schools……We Need New Results For Our Kids.

As you all know, the Detroit Public School Community District (DPSCD) board unanimously voted to hire Dr. Nikolai Vitti as the district’s new superintendent. It was a unanimous vote, but a large diverse segment of Detroit wanted the interim superintendent, Alycia Meriweather, to at least be given the chance to interview for the job.  Alycia came onboard at a time…

No Pun Intended Towards You Superintendent Vitti, But This Is A Slap In The Face To Detroiters

Mr. Vitti,  Let me first start by saying we wish you the best since it will benefit our children when you succeed. However the pleas to the newly-elected school board from those who elected them have been totally disregarded and we feel jaded. Alycia Meriweather has and would continue to have served our families well. With that being said, if…

Morning Pick-Me-Ups: Students Need Them Too

Let me start with a confession: 40 percent of the time I am fussing at my daughter on the way to school. It may not be all bad fussing! You know, things like, “Did you get your homework?” “Where’s your bow tie?” “Why did you wear that shirt?” “When you get home don’t forget to…” Blah, blah, blah! I really…

My First Teacher Is #MyBlackHistory Hero: My Moms

When I think about Black History, I think about the history of my family. My mother, Mattalyn Love Jones, fondly referred to as “Moms,” is one of the strongest women I have ever met. At 68, she’s going strong. She raised two hard-headed boys to be two productive men, both graduates of Detroit Public Schools. Like her mother, she believed…