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Greg Pratt reports from the Southwest Detroit Freedom School

A few days ago, I posted something here on the site about a mass walkout that took place last week at Western International High School in Southwest Detroit. As you may recall, several hundred students left their classes, demanding an end to the seemingly-endless cutbacks that are adversely affecting their educational opportunities. Well, the students […]

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Students at Detroit’s Western High School walk out over planned school closings and cuts in education funding, chanting “They sat cut back! We say fight back!”

Increasing, we’re seeing students in Detroit step-up and fight for the educations that they’re entitled to as American citizens. Every few weeks, it seems, there’s a different battle being waged. If it’s not kids being arrested for protesting the closing of their schools, it’s kids being suspended for having the audacity to demand that they […]

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Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to visit Detroit, commend Republican progress on education reform

Tomorrow, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will be on the Michigan leg of his three-day “Education and the Economy” tour of the midwest. According to his published itinerary, he will be starting the day in Detroit. …where he will join Gov. Rick Snyder, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, […]

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One more post on the takeover of the Catherine Ferguson Academy

A few days ago, in a post about Detroit’s Catherine Ferguson Academy for pregnant and parenting teens, and how, at the order of Roy Roberts, the Emergency Financial Manager placed in charge of the Detroit Public Schools, it was being turned into a charter school, I posed a question about how much it presently cost […]

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The Catherine Ferguson Academy to stay open… as a charter school

Everyone seems to be thrilled that Detroit’s Catherine Ferguson Academy for pregnant and parenting teens avoided closure today by announcing plans to be reborn as a charter school. I’d like to be optimistic, but I find it hard to believe that a for-profit charter school would be able to provide the same level of service […]

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