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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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With Snyder’s EAA going down in flames, the EMU community urges their administration to sever ties

On Thursday, February 20, at 10:00 AM, members of the Eastern Michigan University (EMU) community opposed to the ongoing association between their university and the Snyder administration’s troubled Educational Achievement Authority (EAA), will be gathering in Welch Hall to “demand” that all connections be immediately severed. Following is my discussion with EMU College of Education […]

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Contrary to what you may have read online, teachers in Israel do not pack heat, and fewer guns in circulation means fewer gun deaths

In the immediate aftermath of last week’s mass shooting in Connecticut, in which 20 six- an seven-year-old kids were shot to death, a photo began circulating around the internet of what we were told was a school teacher in Israel, walking behind a group of children, with a rifle strapped across her back. There are […]

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Michigan, leading the way once again in the destruction of public education

It would seem that significantly defunding public education across the state, forcing class sizes to increase to the point of ridiculousness, closing successful schools in poor areas where ever possible, and wringing unprecedented concessions from teachers, was not enough for Michigan Republicans. According to reports out today, State Senator Phil Pavlov is suggesting that we […]

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Firing teachers who even discuss the possibility of striking

Once again, the Republicans of Michigan are making national headlines for their bold new policy initiatives. Today, it’s House bill 4465, sponsored by Bill Rogers of Brighton. If passed, it would, among other things, punish striking teachers by stripping them of their credentials for two years, making it impossible for them to work as educators […]

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