Detroit Public Schools EM

Jan 122014
City bankruptcy one of many attacks on Detroiters

by Cheryl LaBash,  January 9, 2014 (Cheryl LaBash is a City of Detroit retiree and a member of Stop Theft of Our Pensions Committee, S.T.O.P.) The new year began with the swearing in of Detroit’s first white mayor in 40 years and a city council elected in geographical districts. What is notable about Mayor Mike Duggan […]

Oct 262013
EMU Faculty fight ties to the EAA

Faculty fight university’s link to controversial school turnaround district by Valerie Strauss, The Washington Post, Oct. 25, 2013 Professors at Eastern Michigan University are fighting to end the school’s connection to a highly controversial state school takeover district created by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. The faculty members argue that they had no input in the […]

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May 102013
People Demand Moratorium On Detroit Debt, Reparations, As Em Readies Attack

Posted on 05/09/2013 by Diane Bukowski, Voice of Detroit Hundreds rally May 4,  form coalition of activists from many sectors EM Kevyn Orr has other plans, to be outlined Mon. May 13 DETROIT – Organizers said May 4 that Detroit must mobilize immediately against the criminal global banks which have evicted 270,000 families, shut down […]

May 102013
Banging the banksters - The debt that keeps on taking

By Curt Guyette, Metro Times, Published: May 8, 2013 Back in the 1920s, some clever marketing guy first came up with the catchphrase “The gift that keeps on giving” to help sell phonographs. As we here at the Hits sat in a meeting Saturday, listening to an analysis of the credit swap deals that are […]

May 102013

By T. Kelly The Michigan Citizen DETROIT—“We can find one banker and put that banker in jail!” With those comments, Rev. Ed Rowe, pastor at Central United Methodist Church, directed the focus of the May 4 People’s Assembly to Make Banks Pay Detroit for the Destruction They’ve Caused. Over 250 people heard Moratorium NOW! Coalition […]

Apr 022013

Copyright © 2013 NPR.  April 01, 2013 Detroit’s emergency management has a lot of parents and teachers worried about the city’s public schools. The schools’ manager is under fire for his controversial decisions like firing the interim superintendent. Guest host Celeste Headlee discusses the state of Detroit’s schools with WDET’s news director, Jerome Vaughn. TRANSCRIPT […]

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Mar 302013

Attached is a notice put out by WSU Education College faculty member Dr. Thomas Pedroni reporting that DPS Academic scores have dived under “emergency” management based on state data. The Free Press’s unwillingness to to publish this after initially fact checking and agreeing to putting it on line raises questions about whether serious shortcomings about […]

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Mar 302013

by Russ Bellant,, (313) 368-2148 Published in Critical Moment, March 8, 2011 New Report on Robert Bobb and Detroit Schools March 8, 2011 Read this revealing report on Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb. The 28-page document from Detroit activist Russ Bellant comes not a moment too soon, as the Michigan legislature considers […]