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!
Michigan’s Troy Public Schools’ Kathy Jagels is just an especially, special director of special education, Kathy would provide FAPE to every child if she had the ultimate control, as would her predecessor Linda Hannon. Directors like this are few and very far between MI school districts. When you have a director such as this in… Continue Reading An Especially, Special Ed Director in MI’s Troy Public Schools!
I am a mixture of sad, angry and feeling hopeless about the number of homeless people. I was in Boston this past week, and in a blizzard that is now the 6th worst in New England’s history and worst in the month of January. I will add that I was here for the January… Continue Reading America Must End Poverty-We Are Better Than This!
Okay, I may take some heat for this but what’s new. I am not against state assessments for students in grades 3-8 and frankly, I would probably expand them to include 10th and 12th grade. My issue with current state assessments and not just in MI is that they are not designed to allow EVERY… Continue Reading Opt Out of Michigan’s “Misstep”
Almost six years ago I wrote this blog and with such high hopes that President Obama would be the Education President I had dreamed about my entire life. Cautious? Most definitely. I was not a fan of Arne Duncan. Hopeful? Yes, as I believed Barack Obama wanted to a President remembered for his stalwart belief… Continue Reading Mr. President, the Purple Party Is Still Waiting….
Michigan once had a proud heritage of believing in the educational rights of our students with disabilities. But what has transpired over the past 39 years is not worthy of our history books or a wondrous fairy tale of children’s dreams come true. For Michigan’s 200,000 students with Individualized Education Programs (IEP), it has been… Continue Reading Some Michigan Special Education History: A Lesson for All States
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Okay, I am going to go on the record and say, that if the Detroit Free Press Editorial Board is so conflicted over who presents the best of the worst choices for MI Governor; has such “keen reservations,” and “fears” four more years of Rick Snyder, a questionably “principled leader,” and would have selected a… Continue Reading Detroit Free Press Gubernatorial Endorsement; 2010 & 2014, Here We Are Again!