The Detroit Free Press series, “State of Charter Schools,” (June 22-28) will undoubtably win journalism awards. It will be viewed as a stellar piece of investigative journalism. I would agree if I didn’t know better. As a longtime advocate for all children and a voice for children with disabilities, the Detroit Free Press glaringly… Continue Reading Detroit Free Press “State of Charters” Where’s Special Ed?
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Well, I can only partially agree with Detroit Free Press Editorial Editor, Steve Henderson’s description of the 7 day Charter series as being laid out “exquisitely.” Exquisite it was until today’s part 5 of the series. I worked on this on and off with staff-writer, Lori Higgins for more than one year. Lori had concerns… Continue Reading Detroit Free Press Charter Series Slights Students w/Disabilities
You just can’t make this up! DPS is $49M further in the black hole than they were one year ago. That is in addition to the $63M Head Start fiasco. Factors (such a benign word for a crisis) contributing to the deficit “include general fund charge-backs for planned grant expenses in…special education….and Medicaid services… Continue Reading DPS is $49M “more” in the hole