Category Archives: Education

WISD and YCS approach terms on the future of the Washtenaw International Middle Academy

Remember how, this past October, the Ypsilanti Board of Education voted to give control of the Washtenaw International Middle Academy (WIMA) over to a consortium managed by the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, and how Ypsilanti parents organized to block the deal from going through, concerned about what it might mean for both he local school […]

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Betsy DeVos v. Dwayne Wade

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which shut down in the immediate aftermath of last month’s mass shooting that left 17 students and teachers dead, recently reopened. And, today, there was news that the students had received two distinguished guests, one of whom talked with them at length about their experiences, and the other, who, refusing […]

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Did Betsy DeVos roll back Title IX regulations dealing with the reporting of sexual assaults on campus at the request of MSU?

The above photo of Trump administration Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos chatting with former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon was taken on September 20, 2017. Two days later, on the 22nd, DeVos would announce that the Department of Education would be rolling back Title IX regulations dealing with the reporting of sexual assaults […]

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The Republican tax plan puts graduate students, scientific research and the future of America in peril

As we’ve discussed, House Republicans have passed a $1.5 trillion tax cut that, if signed into law, would, among other things, take health care coverage from 13 million Americans and raise taxes on the middle class. You would think those two things alone would be enough to motivate people to call their elected officials and […]

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The University of Michigan, with an increasingly wealthy student body, sets out to return the “common man” and increase economic diversity

Politico has a really interesting piece today about the increasingly wealthy University of Michigan student body, what that means in practical terms when it comes to economics and politics in the state, and what University leaders are doing to reverse the trend, and increase economic diversity on campus. And, interestingly, they’ve decided to tell the […]

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