Author: Brian Love

The School to Prison Pipeline Is Still an Issue That Doesn’t Get the Attention It Deserves

Recently, local attorney Butch Hollowell performed to raise awareness on the School to Prison Pipeline that has led to many young African Americans being incarcerated. Many of these incarcerations can and should be prevented. Pictured is Michelle Davis and the young men of  The Brotherhood, a group of young men who attend Detroit Public Schools’ Davis Aerospace Academy. She fights…

Jametta Lilly & Detroit Parent Network Engage Local Parents

Story provided by the Ford Motor Company Fund When you’re black and born in India, it gives you a global perspective; spending the first four years of your life there cements this worldview. Jametta Lilly, whose parents were both academics, instilled in Lilly a way of viewing not only those around her, but socioeconomic concerns as well. Once back in…

Michigan Superintendent Brian Whiston Dies from Cancer.

Extremely sad news: State Superintendent Brian Whiston has passed away. He's been battling cancer for about six months. — Lori Higgins (@LoriAHiggins) May 8, 2018   Please read Lori Higgins’ article on the passing of Brian Whiston. He was not a hard person to work with to improve Michigan’s K-12 education. He continued to work diligently during his sickness and…

Guess Which School District is Ranked Dead Last on Test Scores. Again!

It is not surprising that Detroit Public School students scored last nationwide on the NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) test. Until recently, the district has not had consistent or strong leadership. There was not a consistent superintendent or an empowered school to lead the struggling schools. These are the same schools that don’t have enough teachers, but have too…

School Threats Are Getting Out of Control!

It is bad enough that we have too many mass shootings at our schools these days. Now we have to deal with a large number of school threats after every mass shooting. I don’t think our Forefathers saw this coming when they formed our nation.   After the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida, hundreds of bomb/gun threats…

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