Month: January 2017

How Martin Luther King Jr. Drives My Passion For School Choice

By David McGuire In 1983 Congress passed legislation which President Ronald Reagan signed into law: the creation of Martin Luther King Day. Then, in 1986, the federal Martin Luther King Day officially went into effect. We have just celebrated the 31st annual Martin Luther King Day. While schools were closed and students had the day off, many were encouraged to…

Betsy DeVos: Skepticism & Hope

While we await the pending confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos’s nomination for Secretary of Education. There have been a lot of stories written about Mrs. DeVos’s history, motives and potential as our nation’s next education czar. There is definitely a lot of skepticism of how she will approach leading our county’s public schools. Education Next’s Michael Q. McShane writes an…

Faces of the D: Meet “The Educator.” Jihad Fahs Teaches for the Love of Language

BY Bernita Bradley Grammatical errors are everywhere—and I should know. Despite the energy and thought I give to pouring my passion into every blog I write my writing remains imperfect. This brings me to the thought of how important it is for our young people to learn to write. It’s so needed in a world full of ebonics and shortcuts!…

Local Control…..Means Local Leadership

By Brian L. Love The new Detroit Public Schools Community District board begins its tenure this month. Detroit Schools Rock has written about the new board recently as we hope they help correct and steer the district into better times. One of the issues board members need to address immediately is creating permanent and steady leadership at the superintendent position.…

Major Tasks Awaits New Detroit School Board

By Brian L. Love We have been following the new Detroit School Board members after they were elected back in November. We truly look forward to seeing where will they focus their work and will they be able to accomplish those goals in 2017.  Will their goals be establishing accountability in Detroit schools, improving the district’s curriculum or aligning the…

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