Tag: Politics

Final Devos Vote for Education Secretary is Coming Up Next Week

I don’t think anyone has seen such a contentious confirmation hearing process before this year. At the top of the drama. Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. She cleared confirmation with the Senate Education Committee and she must now get a majority vote on the floor of the U.S. Senate. This vote is shaping up to be contentious as well.…

Do Not Allow Denial to Deny Your Child of Love and Support

Crain Detroit’s Ron Fournier wrote a great interview with Michigan’s Lt. Governor Brian Calley. It tells of the Lt. Governor’s initial denial of his son’s health condition, Autism. I can relate to this issue. My son, Jamario was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 6 years old. I admit I was in denial. Initially, I was worried about how “I”…

A Detroit Mother’s Plea to State Officials: My Daughter has a Disability. Don’t Close the School That’s Working for Her.

Kenya Tubbs is the parent of a brilliant student at Fisher Upper. She’s also one of countless Detroit parents who are likely to lack good alternatives if the state carries through on a plan to close 38 schools. Tubbs would like the Lansing School Reform Office officials responsible for the decision to hear her and consider her child. These are…

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