Tag Archives: school closings

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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An update on Ypsi public schools, and a reminder to vote on Tuesday

As there’s an Ypsi School Board election on Monday, I thought that this might be a good time to check in with our friend Maria Cotera. As you may recall, Maria authored a series of posts on this site, starting in January of last year, on the subject of Ypsilanti’s public schools, and the threats […]

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Rachel Maddow interviews Principal Asenath Andrews on the closing of Detroit’s Catherine Ferguson Academy

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy For our previous discussions on the Catherine Ferguson School for pregnant and parenting teens click here.

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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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