Tag: Teachers

#MyBlackHistory: Veunita’s Coats of Many Colors: Remembering the Detroit Teacher Who Changed My Mother’s Life

1965. It was a rough year for one young lady. Her mom had passed away two years before. She and her siblings were sent to different foster homes. She now lived with her second foster family. Every day she came to school in a little windbreaker no matter how cold it was. It was all she had. She washed her…

Detroit public schools can’t pay their teachers after June 30th

It’s a sad day when a city cannot pay it’s teachers. That’s exactly what faces the Detroit Public Schools after June 30th, a problem that strikes another blow to kids (especially those needing summer school). Reuters is reporting the desperate situation, and once again people nationally are reading another story about Detroit’s problems: The cash-strapped Detroit Public Schools will run…

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