Folks, I will undoubtably take heat for what I am going to say, but that has not stopped me before, nor will it curb me in the future when something I care about is at stake or under attack. We can respectfully agree to disagree about politics but we cannot ignore them because they… Continue Reading John Adams we need you!
Today, Senator Lamar Alexander, Chair of the Senate HELP Committee and Senator Patty Murray, ranking Democrat, reached agreement on a reauthorization of the Elementary Secondary Education Act. They have titled their legislation, the “Every Child Achieves Act of 2015,”….I am gagging already. They think this is an improvement over the last reauthorization known as… Continue Reading Senators Alexander and Murray Get it Wrong for America’s School-Age Children
Well, I may take heat for what I am about to say, so what else is new. To quote Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Phil Power’s guest column today on the MI State Board of Ed, reflects “stunningly superficial knowledge….it is almost embarrassing to listen to…” him. John Engler’s 1996 Executive Orders turned the Mi State Board… Continue Reading Phil Power and “Stunningly Superficial Knowledge…”
So today our Michigan State Board of Ed released a ridiculously meaningless. statement in opposition to Governor Rick Snyder’s Executive Order, 2015-9. An EO that has shifted authority over the failed Reform Redesign District away from our dysfunctional MDE, to under his Yertle the Turtle control. Well, Rick Snyder’s dictatorial and misguided Executive Order is… Continue Reading To the MI State Board of Ed & Gov Snyder-Grow UP!
To the Esteemed Members of the Michigan State Board of Education: As always, I am writing out of only my most sincere concern for Michigan’s school-age children and public education. I am deeply saddened and disappointed by the Board’s chosen search firm’s identification of candidates to fill the role of State Superintendent in Michigan. I… Continue Reading My open letter to the MI State Board of Ed: Reopen job posting for State Superintendent!