Month: August 2016

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,…

Educating Adults and Kids….An Opportunity for DPS

Everyone agrees that K-12 education is lacking for children in Detroit. It doesn’t matter if your child attends a traditional or public charter school. Both entities are struggling to educate their students. Detroit parents also lack in education and high school diplomas.   In Detroit, nearly 25 percent of the adults (25 and older) do not have a high school diploma.…

Educating Adults and Kids…An Opportunity for DPS

Everyone agrees that K-12 education is lacking for children in Detroit. It doesn’t matter if your child attends a traditional or public charter school. Both entities are struggling to educate their students. Detroit parents also lack in education and high school diplomas.   In Detroit, nearly 25 percent of the adults (25 and older) do not have a high school diploma.…

The City Is Going Green…….

Please read Bernita Bradley’s blog on what she sees when she is driving around and talking to parents across the city of Detroit.  Ride two miles on most of the major avenues in Detroit and they are popping up everywhere. Buildings adorned in green lights, paint and creative names to describe what they sell. On one street there’s even a…

NAACP has resolution to stop more charter schools….What do you think?

There were some fireworks to come out of this summer’s NAACP national convention. A resolution was created that advocates for a moratorium on new charter schools. First, I’m a community organizer who has great friends and mentors at the NAACP. They have been my community’s advocate for change for people of color, since before I was born. Like one of…

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