Month: September 2017

Taking a Knee. You Must Understand Your Past to Improve the Future.

It is a amazing to me that a man getting on bended knee to pray (ask) for equal justice and treatment for people of color is hated by so many people. During the Civil Rights movement, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. took a knee to pray outside the Dallas County Alabama courthouse in 1965 before a civil rights…

My Daughter Cried In School And This time I’m Happy for Her

Ninth grade can be a hard transition for most students but I never expected my daughter to cry on her second day of school. When she got in the car after school, I knew something was on her mind. We had our normal “how was school” spiel and she gave the usual responses. Silence grew thicker and finally she told…

Invest in Youth

By Mariam C. Noland When provided with great opportunities and quality resources, young people will devote energy and creativity toward addressing the challenges we are facing today and will face in the future. The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan believes the success of this region is determined by how well we nurture and develop our children and young adults. Investing in…

What I Think of the New CRPE Report. Tell Us What You Think?

“The goal in Michigan is to make sure that every child is receiving a quality education in a quality school, and by and large, the CRPE report helps provide a roadmap for how we can get there,” Quisenberry said. “In that regard, we feel it’s an important document that every policymaker in Michigan should study. Many of their recommendations have…

Who’s In Your Classroom, Do You Really Know?

Wouldn’t it be great if all teachers had the chance to interview their students? You know, do a background check and find out what’s the real story behind everything they bring into the classroom on a daily basis? I know, I know! It sounds like I am in agreement with schools that may choose to cherry-pick their students. Just bear…

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