Paul Ruth

Paul Ruth

Paul obtained a M.A. in English from Marygrove College and is a high school English teacher at East Detroit High School and adjunct college English instructor. He has been published in various places around the web, and seeks to write on topics that impact the greater community.

Teacher Layoffs Should Worry Parents: Part 3 of 6

Layoffs are hitting more affluent districts like West Bloomfield, Utica and Farmington. Although call backs are always possible as the districts finalize their budgets, check fall enrollment, and consider re-assignments, it is a worry that schools, even in once stable areas, are now resorting to drastic measures to balance budgets. School boards overwhelmingly support their teachers and want … Continue Reading →

Snyder ed takeover wrong for students

Governor Snyder moved control of low-performing schools from the direction of the State School Board to a budgetary department, which is directly under his own control. The School Board has responded, claiming the move by the governor violates Michigan’s Constitution. As an educator, it is unnerving to think of why a former accountant feels he … Continue Reading →

Early warning system wrong answer to schools with deficits

A recent release form the Michigan Department of Education says that there are 48 school districts running deficits into the new school year. State Superintendent Mike Flanagan advises there needs to be earlier warning signs so authorities can intervene sooner for districts falling financially behind. What this recommendation fails to address is why school seem … Continue Reading →