Tag: School Reform

The Biggest Oxymoron About School Closures and “Poor” Families

“It was their right to know, and that’s why we pushed to make sure they had options,” School Reform Officer Natasha Baker says in the Detroit News. “Now, were they far away? Is it difficult? Yes. But when you’re poor, and I know this for a fact, life is harder. You have to go the extra mile.” The extra mile?…

Michigan Schools, including some in Detroit, Face Closure Despite Promises to the Contrary

Erin Einhorn has a piece at Chalkbeat Detroit detailing the recent unveiling of some shocking news out of the state’s School Reform Office: despite prior promises made by the Michigan Department of Education, more than 100 under-performing schools could be closed this coming June.  This will come as an unwelcome surprise to the schools likely to be tagged for closure,…

Parents should drive reform of Detroit schools

Everybody wants to rule the world, and they all want to fix the schools, but one group is too often left out. That’s parents. Remember them?  Ben DeGrow has a great blog post reminding us all to remember the forgotten stakeholders. He says… Exhibit one is an October poll released by the Michigan Association of Public School Academies, which found…

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