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Holding Charter School Boards Accountable

Cesar Chavez Academy’s appointed board cancelled their October, November and December board meetings due to a lack of quorum. These postponed meetings raise questions about accountability. When the board finally met Jan. 16, the Board Vice President Lawrence Garcia addressed concerns over the cancelled meetings explaining the meetings “did not take place but that’s really not all that unusual and certainly ...

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Snyder ignores, Dems need to step up

Michigan’s Public Education landscape has undergone enormous challenges throughout Gov. Rick Snyder’s first term in Lansing. His Secret Skunk Works Project, the Education Achievement Authority, the dissolution of entire school districts including Buena Vista and Inkster coupled with the disproportionate appointment of emergency managers in communities of color have resulted in decreased School Aid Funding t ...

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A question of loyalty

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates isn’t the first political appointee to analyze the work of an administration he served, even if that administration remains in power. In 1999, while President Bill Clinton was still in office, longtime staffer and confidant, George Stephanopoulos wrote of his disenchantment with his political mentor after the Monica Lewinsky story broke. ...

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