Category Archives: Michigan

Juan Cole, Leni Sinclair, and the YpsiGlow project …on this weekend’s edition of the Saturday Six Pack

The Saturday Six Pack will be back on the air this weekend, and it has all the makings of a great show. Our first guest will be esteemed University of Michigan history professor Juan Cole. An expert on the Middle East, Cole came to be a household name shortly after 9/11, as our nation geared […]

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“School choice, metro Detroit’s new white flight”

Last week, as you may recall, I posted something here about how so-called “school choice” was adversely impacting our local school districts. Well, it just so happens that, in the most recent issue of The Center for Michigan’s magazine, The Bridge, they have a piece on that very subject, which goes into quite a bit […]

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Is the charter school industry paying off Michigan politicians to avoid oversight?

There’s a coordinated attempt afoot to dismantle America’s system of public education, and Michigan Republicans, for the past several years, have been at the forefront, passing laws to weaken our traditional, neighborhood public schools, while, at the same time, clearing the way for unaccountable for-profit charter schools to move in. While I don’t hold out […]

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Just how high are the taxes in Ypsilanti anyway?

As several people have pointed out over the past few weeks in relation to the Water Street debt reduction millage which was recently defeated at the polls, the people of Ypsilanti already pay a much higher tax rate than those who live elsewhere in the region. In hopes of finding out why that is, I […]

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Can the Regional Transit Authority plan for SE Michigan be salvaged?

Several weeks ago, when I had Ben Stupka from the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA) on the Saturday Six Pack, we talked at some length about why it was that his organization’s new regional transit master plan seemed to be advancing through the political process so smoothly, when the 20-some previous attempts to […]

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