Check out this unbelievable quote from Stephen Henderson, the editorial page editor at the Detroit Free Press:
“We really ought to round up the lawmakers who took money to protect and perpetuate the failing charter-school experiment in Detroit, sew them into burlap sacks with rabid animals, and toss them into the Straits of Mackinac.”Read more
This morning, members of the state House of Representatives approved a conservative package of bills that puts Detroit school kids first, rejects a union-backed scheme to cap parental choice via a misguided Detroit Education Commission, and institutes important financial and structural reforms for the new Detroit Public School system.Read more
This column originally appeared in The Detroit News on April 21, 2016.
Ten years after the Michigan Legislature voted to establish the highly controversial Detroit Education Commission, an estimated 14,260 students found seats in their classrooms in the Detroit Public Schools, as the morning bell rang in the new school year.
How long the buildings stay open this fall depends on the latest DPS bailout proposals working their way through the state Legislature, as teachers face payless paydays as early as next month.Read more