Sorry to say that I know former MI Governor Jennifer Granholm and she is no true supporter of public education. I am a lifelong Democrat, although devastated by this Party’s intoxification with the toxic philanthropy of Bill Gates, Eli Broad….and the privatization of what we used to be able to call “publlic schools” and testification… Continue Reading Democrats for Public Education & Jennifer Granholm….No Way!
Archives for August 2014
I feel privileged to know Dr. Joseph Biederman, Chair of the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit, Adult ADHD and Bressler Autism Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Biederman is the very reason that my son Andrew has been under the care of his partner and early protégée Dr. Janet Wozniak for the past fourteen years. I… Continue Reading Cheers, Dr. Joseph Biederman…I feel privileged to know you.
The Michigan Department of Education (“MDE”) has crossed the point of no return. Their actions regarding the investigation and issuing of Final Reports, pursuant to parents, advocates and concerned citizens submitting written special education complaints, are nothing short of in violation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”) 2004. A thirty-nine year old/young federal… Continue Reading MI DOE declares, “We don’t have to investigate special ed complaints!”
Here is my email earlier this evening to MI DOE Superintendent Mike Flanagan and his immediate response regarding my concerns about the August 14, 2014 job posting for the new director of un-special education. Clearly, I hit a nerve as Mr. Flanagan doth protest too much…. Dear Superintendent Flanagan- As a lay advocate for students… Continue Reading MDE Superintendent Mike Flanagan Responds to My Concerns about Director of un-Special Ed Job Posting
This is the Final Decision on an IDEA 2004 Part B written complaint that I filed against our MI Department of Ed. It is not a blog. It is an actual Final Report that must be shared across the nation. The MI Department of Ed’s finding that this renegade Department does not have to investigate… Continue Reading MI DOE Decides They Are Above the IDEA…Wrong!