Category Archives: Education

Four helpful tips on how not to get murdered while teaching college

As I have a number of friends and loved ones who teach college here in Michigan, where our elected officials are always looking for new ways to remove barriers to gun ownership and increase the number of places where deadly weapons can be legally carried, I thought I’d pass along the following incredibly helpful tips […]

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Jeff Irwin on renewed movement in the Michigan House to kill Snyder’s Emergency Manager law, Ethan Lowenstein on the value of place-based education, and the witchy music of Spelling… on episode 38 of the Saturday Six Pack

I know that all anyone wants to talk about these days is our story about the elaborate “fuck Flint I want to go shopping”-themed cake Governor Snyder had made for his wife’s birthday, which has now spread to the likes of Gawker and Wonkette, but, for my own sanity, I’ve got to move on. So, […]

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Teacher Education Faculty at EMU Unanimously Vote “No Confidence” in Board of Regents

I don’t know that it’s made the news yet, but, on Friday afternoon, in response to the recent decision by Eastern Michigan University’s Board of Regents to continue their enablement of Governor Snyder’s controversial takeover of Detroit Public Schools, faculty within EMU’s Teacher Education department voted unanimously to condemn the actions of the board, all […]

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EMU Regents to vote Tuesday on the future of Snyder’s EAA. Will they finally do the right thing?

As you might recall, last year at about this time, the Republican political appointees who control Eastern Michigan University (EMU) chose to continue their sponsorship of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s controversial Education Achievement Authority (EAA) despite the urging of EMU President Susan Martin, the faculty, and the students they have sworn to serve. Saying that […]

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Incredibly moving video documenting the creation of Ypsi’s HP Jacobs mural

Not too long ago on The Saturday Six Pack, I talked with Ypsi Community Schools (YCS) art teacher Lynne Settles, local historian Matt Siegfried, an Ypsi High student by the name of Paris, and Jackson-based artist Douglas Jones about the work they’d done, along with several dozen YCS students, to create a new mural on […]

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