Tonight on MiWeek: General Motors stands behind Chevrolet’s sponsorship of Kid Rock’s summer tour, even though a local civil rights group is urging the automaker to cut financial ties with the singer because he may display a Confederate Flag on stage as he has in the past. Will this impact GM? U.S. lawmakers, including some […]
As Detroit Public Schools closes out the fiscal year with a $238 million deficit, national education experts have been visiting the City at the invitation of Excellent Schools Detroit. Christy interviews ESD CEO Dan Varner about the visits and what advice the school reformers are providing for improving education in Detroit. Watch the full interview […]
Some staggering numbers this week for students heading to college in Michigan this fall, as two universities decide to jack up tuition past the state’s cap. Even if you don’t have anyone going to college, the price of education and the lack of state funding will impact all of us here in the state. Also, […]
- Want better politicians? Change the way they're chosen
Term limits, partisan redistricting are partly responsible for wrong-headed legislation.
- Michigan’s grade on charter school reform is incomplete
A year after a Free Press series documented widespread charter challenges, not much has improved.
- False expectations define the racism in Bland video
Texas trooper presumed Sandra Bland should be docile, cooperative, reinforcing racist ideas.
- Symbols of racism cry out for revisiting, context
Confederate Flag and the Orville Hubbard statue challenge our notions of history and racism.