Tag Archives: politics

Transgender Rights vs “Restroom Safety” in Education

Transgender Rights vs “Restroom Safety” in Education

By Nancy Duchesneau   The Trump administration has reversed transgender protections that allowed individuals in public schools to use restrooms that correspond with their gender identity rather than their biological sex. It seems there are several misunderstandings surrounding the issue of transgender experiences. This post will attempt to mediate the disagreement with available evidence.  … Read More »

Secretary DeVos and Title I Portability

Secretary DeVos and Title I Portability

By Dirk Zuschlag New Education Secretary: What Policy?                                                                                                In all likelihood, Betsy DeVos will soon become Secretary of Education. As an earlier Green & Write post has pointed out, DeVos is best known as a very rich, very well-connected champion of school choice and publically-funded vouchers. Remarkably influential in Michigan politics, she has provoked criticism, and… Read More »

MIA: The ESSA’s “Supplement Not Supplant” Regulation

MIA: The ESSA’s “Supplement Not Supplant” Regulation

By Dirk Zuschlag The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a reauthorization of the long-standing Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), became law in December 2015 with broad bipartisan and interest group support.  Since the law’s passage, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) has been occupied with the formal administrative rulemaking process necessary to the law’s… Read More »

Addressing Campus Hunger

Addressing Campus Hunger

By Jessica Landgraf Yesterday, I received a letter in the mail from a local food bank. It was a reminder, at a time when many of us celebrated Thanksgiving with more than ample amounts of food, that there are many in our community for whom hunger is a daily struggle. A heightened awareness of food… Read More »

Proposal 1 Fails: Implications for Michigan’s Schools

Proposal 1 Fails: Implications for Michigan’s Schools

By Rachel White The message sent by 1.7 million voters that entered ballot boxes across the state last week was loud and clear: voters rejected Proposal 1 by a 4-to-1 margin. The Proposal did not garner a majority of the votes in a single county in the state. While the central component of Proposal 1… Read More »

Distressed District, At-Risk, and Retirement Funding Among Items of Debate in the Upcoming State Budget Conferences

Distressed District, At-Risk, and Retirement Funding Among Items of Debate in the Upcoming State Budget Conferences

By Rachel White While Governor Snyder’s release of his Executive Budget Recommendations in early 2015 received significant attention, very little notice was paid to the release of the Senate and House of Representative’s budget proposals. Although the two houses in the legislative branch concurred with the Governor on many aspects of the proposed 2015-16 School… Read More »

The Coalition Has Spoken: The Report — Part I

The Coalition Has Spoken: The Report — Part I

By Stefanie Marshall The much-awaited report from The Coalition for the Future Detroit’s Schoolchildren is out, and it is clear that emergency management has not worked for Detroit Schools. This week’s blog will focus on the recommendations of the coalition, while next week, I will highlight interviews with Detroit stakeholders to express their responses to… Read More »