Tag: Eastern Michigan University

EMU Regents poised to privatize campus food service to for-profit corporation after vendors given 37 minutes to respond to RFP

EMU Regents poised to privatize campus food service to for-profit corporation after vendors given 37 minutes to respond to RFP

At 4:23 p.m. on April 25th of this year, Eastern Michigan University’s Director of Purchasing issued a request for proposals (RFP) for food campus food services. The RFP included a requirement to RSVP to a “mandatory” meeting by 5 p.m. the same day as the RFP came out. That mandatory meeting was scheduled for the following day. 37 minutes. Applicants […]

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EVENT: Youth group Detroit Does Well hosts “Your Vote, Your Voice” event TONIGHT in Ypsilanti

EVENT: Youth group Detroit Does Well hosts “Your Vote, Your Voice” event TONIGHT in Ypsilanti

Detroit Does Well is a student-run organization that recognizes the talent, leaders, and Entrepreneurs that arise from their organization. They focus on showing Detroit in a positive light through mentoring, volunteering, and events that brands individuals through their organization. Tonight they are hosting an event in Ypsilanti titled “Your Vote, Your Voice” particularly aimed at students in the southeast Michigan […]

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DING DONG! The Education Achievement Authority is dead! (in a year and a half)

DING DONG! The Education Achievement Authority is dead! (in a year and a half)

Bowing to immense pressure from faculty, students, employees, education activists, as well as the general public, the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents finally gave notice that it is ending its intralocal agreement with Gov. Snyder’s failed experiment on Detroit school children known as the Education Achievement Authority (EAA) this afternoon. The move came after what can only be described […]

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UPDATED: EMU faculty passes “no confidence” vote over Board of Regents’ pact with Education Achievement Authority, Republicans say they’re killing it

UPDATED: EMU faculty passes “no confidence” vote over Board of Regents’ pact with Education Achievement Authority, Republicans say they’re killing it

Over the past couple of months, multiple Colleges in the Eastern Michigan University system have passed resolutions of “No Confidence” in the EMU Board of Regents. These groups include the Colleges of Education, Arts & Science, Technology, and Health & Human Services. Yesterday, the entire Faculty Senate did the same. You can read their resolution HERE. In their resolution of […]

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The epic failure of EAA is still a thing, only 1 (ONE!) EAA 4th-grader passes M-STEP math test

The epic failure of EAA is still a thing, only 1 (ONE!) EAA 4th-grader passes M-STEP math test

For the past couple of weeks, I have been trying to ensure that the utter and tragic failure of Gov. Snyder’s experiment on Detroit school children – the Education Achievement Authority – does not go down the memory hole. I told the story in 127 Eclectablog headlines and reminded people that these failures have been stacking up for four years […]

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UPDATED: EMU College of Education faculty vote to censure Regent Mike Morris over conflict of interest with the EAA

UPDATED: EMU College of Education faculty vote to censure Regent Mike Morris over conflict of interest with the EAA

NOTE: This post has been updated. On December 11th, the faculty of the Eastern Michigan University Department of Teacher Education, part of EMU’s College of Education, passed a unanimous vote of no confidence in the “leadership” of the EMU Board of Regents in response to their decision to remain in their partnership with Gov. Rick Snyder’s failed experiment on Detroit […]

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After Board of Regents’ inaction on partnership with the EAA, EMU’s College of Teaching staff pass vote of No Confidence

After Board of Regents’ inaction on partnership with the EAA, EMU’s College of Teaching staff pass vote of No Confidence

Last week, the Board of Regents of Eastern Michigan University revisited their interlocal agreement with Gov. Rick Snyder’s failed experiment on Detroit school kids known as the Education Achievement Authority. They had agreed a year prior to reevaluate their participation in the partnership with the EAA based on their progress on four specific items: A stronger partnership is forged between […]

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An OPEN LETTER to Gov. Rick Snyder regarding EMU’s interlocal agreement with the Education Achievement Authority

An OPEN LETTER to Gov. Rick Snyder regarding EMU’s interlocal agreement with the Education Achievement Authority

The following open letter to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was penned by Eastern Michigan University College of Education faculty member professor Stephen Wellinski. Professor Wellinski has been a leader in demanding that EMU end its partnership with Gov. Snyder’s failed education experiment on Detroit school kids known as the Education Achievement Authority. Dear Governor Snyder This Tuesday (December 8th) at […]

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New study: Washtenaw County is a case study of the realities of income inequality in a “knowledge economy”

New study: Washtenaw County is a case study of the realities of income inequality in a “knowledge economy”

Conventional wisdom in the 21st Century says that the salvation of our economic future will come from the so-called “knowledge economy“, an economy based largely on technology and that sees education and knowledge as both a business product and a productive asset. In knowledge economies, the need for high-skill workers is amped up and these workers are, presumably, paid more […]

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GUEST POST: EMU faculty honor University President Susan Martin’s courage & leadership and ask for her help re: the EAA

GUEST POST: EMU faculty honor University President Susan Martin’s courage & leadership and ask for her help re: the EAA

Dr. Stephen Wellinski has been on the forefront of the battle to end the interlocal agreement between Eastern Michigan University and the Education Achievement Authority (EAA). EMU’s connection to Gov. Snyder’s failed experiment with Detroit students is a stain on an otherwise well-earned reputation as a university that teaches teachers and Dr. Wellinski’s leadership on this issue is an important […]

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For a Party that hates abortion, why do they practice it so much?

For a Party that hates abortion, why do they practice it so much?

This past week I have been mired in the aftermath of the Board of Regents meeting at Eastern Michigan University, where a politically appointed and partisan Board of Regents ignored the will of those in attendance, the thousands who signed a petition, mountains of evidence that prove that Educational Achievement Authority (EAA) is failing students in Detroit as well as […]

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