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Republicans introduce bill to replace 1965 legislation that guarantees free and equitable public education for all with a national voucher program intended to kill public education as we know it

On January 23rd of this year, two weeks before billionaire turned anti-public education crusader Betsy DeVos was sworn in as Secretary of Education, Congressman Steve King of Iowa introduced HR 610, a bill which, if passed into law, would replace Lyndon Johnson’s landmark 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) with something that King and […]

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U-M PhD Michelle Leach, the founder of Oasis Aquaponics, on leaving academia to focus on solving basic problems afflicting the poor

Upon graduating the University of Michigan with her PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Michelle Leach decided to try something different. Instead of either pursuing a careen in academia, or accepting a job in industry, she chose to start a social venture called Oasis Aquaponics with the intention of creating an affordable food production system that could […]

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Hut-K Chaats… nutrilicious Indian food

One of my favorite local restaurants is an Indian street food place on Packard, between Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, called K-Hut Chaats. Following is my interview with Dr. Swaroop Bhojani, the visionary healthy food evangelist behind the small, family-run operation… If you’ve never been, I’d encourage you to stop in, say hello, and try a […]

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School lunches: processed, fried, and driving up corporate profits

Remember how, not too long ago, we were talking about British chef Jamie Oliver’s crusade to make America’s school lunches less toxic? Well, it would seem that, perhaps thanks to him, the press in this country is beginning to take the subject more seriously, looking into just why it is that our schools seem incapable […]

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The closing of Detroit’s Catherine Ferguson Academy for Young Women

Today I learned about a documentary called Grown in Detroit. Here, according to the website for the film, is what it’s about. Grown in Detroit focuses on the urban gardening efforts managed by a public school of 300, mainly african-american, pregnant and parenting teenagers. In Detroit alone, there are annually more than 3,000 pregnant teenagers […]

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