Tag Archives: Detroit Public Schools

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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Ypsi High’s new principal, Tanya Bowman, named in federal corruption probe of Detroit Public Schools

Yesterday it was announced that Tanya Bowman, the new principal at Ypsi High, was named among 12 current and former Detroit Public Schools (DPS) administrators charged in a federal corruption case involving the large-scale purchase of school supplies that rarely, if ever, actually made their way into the hands of students. Prior to joining Ypsilanti […]

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Motor City Muckraker’s Steve Neavling on the importance of investigative journalism in Detroit, the launch of Ypsi’s new IB elementary school, the campaign for the Riverside Park playground, and talking improv and cancer with Pointless Brewery & Theatre co-founder Tori Tomalia… on episode 41 of the Saturday Six Pack

I’m still playing catch-up, trying to get the most recent episodes of the Saturday Six Pack posted here. I’m sorry that it’s been taking me so long, but other projects keep getting in the way. [Speaking of which, we’re set to close on that building I was telling you about by the end of the […]

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Now that Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley is facing the prospect of a year in prison for contempt, one wonders if he might be persuaded to work with prosecutors

Yesterday, retired Michigan 36th District Court Judge Gregory Ellis “Greg” Mathis came right out and said what a lot of us have been thinking for a while now… that what happened in Flint has all the makings of a criminal case. The EMU-grad-turned-television-personality put it his way: “It appears that there’s criminal negligence here,” he […]

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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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