Tag: New York Times

Education sucks on both sides of the fence here.

Mark Binelli’s article last Sunday in the New York TImes Magazine has me heated. We are tired of being everyone’s poster child without facts. People come and pick out pieces of our story and tell them to push their personal agendas. The fact is that we are flawed, we have messed up, and I can’t think of a person would…

Mark Binelli, Your Picture Of Michigan Schools Lacks Color

The New York Times Magazine will focus on education this Sunday. While this edition is sure to offer an opportunity for families to know what is going on in education across the country, it will paint a picture of Michigan as the poster child for failing for-profit charter schools. In some cases this is accurate. But the article does not use…

The Lights Are On, But How Far Does Our Vision Reach?

Yes, Detroit’s a boom-town. But without excellent school options, longtime residents can’t share in the prosperity, and newcomers won’t stay. If the New York Times reported it, it’s official: Detroit’s lights are on! So how far of a future can we really see for Detroit’s hardest hit? Detroit is returning, stores are opening, dilapidated buildings are turning into vintage clothing shops…

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