Opinion

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 →

Ebbie Parsons III, Detroit expat: "I'm ready to re-engage"

I am a Detroit expat. I spent Wednesday night driving through my old neighborhood, seeing one neighbor’s home burned down and another one boarded up. It’s easy to tell the story of depression and blight. However, when exploring Detroit’s revitalized downtown and Midtown communities, meeting with local civic and business leaders throughout the city, and … Continue Reading →