Adopt choice – shelve the EAA

Legislation that clarifies the role of the state’s Education Achievement Authority (EAA) should not be shelved just because it’s a vehicle for the expansion of charter schools, as critics claim. However, parents should be concerned that there’s little in the EAA experiment to suggest that consolidating failing schools into one state-sponsored district is a paradigm […]

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Arresting parental irresponsibility?

Truancy sweeps between the Wayne County sheriff’s and prosecutor’s offices, the Michigan State Police, the United States Attorney’s Office and the Detroit police, operate on the premise of keeping kids safe and reducing youth crime. At best, this mobilization is a waste of valuable resources. Everyone agrees that the development of healthy adolescents should be […]

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