Tag: Education Achievement Authority

Disgraced former EAA Chancellor Covington still trying to find a superintendent job

Disgraced former EAA Chancellor Covington still trying to find a superintendent job

NOTE: This post has been updated below. Disgraced former Education Achievement Authority Chancellor John Covington is still trying to find a way to cash in on his time at Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s failed experiment on Detroit school children. Recall that he bailed out on Kansas City schools which lost their accreditation the month after he abruptly quit. Then he […]

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Disgraced former Education Achievement Authority Chancellor John Covington loses out on yet another job

Disgraced former Education Achievement Authority Chancellor John Covington loses out on yet another job

John Covington bailed on his position as the Chancellor of the Education Achievement Authority, Gov. Rick Snyder’s failed experiment on Detroit school kids, in June of 2014. He cashed out with a hefty severance package and then went job hunting. He was passed over for a superintendent position with the Richland One School District in South Carolina. Then he was […]

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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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As we learn more about the #FlintWaterCrisis, now what?

As we learn more about the #FlintWaterCrisis, now what?

In comments here at Eclectablog and in many other media spaces around the globe, people are clamoring for the resignation of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. For Michigan residents, that call has been ringing in the halls of this great state almost from the moment he was sworn into office for his first term. If we get into the “Way Back […]

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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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How much more of a failure does the Education Achievement Authority have to be before EMU & Gov Snyder end it for good?

How much more of a failure does the Education Achievement Authority have to be before EMU & Gov Snyder end it for good?

Yesterday, despite massive protests by faculty and students, the Eastern Michigan University chose to stay in their interlocal agreement with the Education Achievement Authority, Gov. Rick Snyder’s failed experiment on Detroit children. Here’s how they explained themselves: Mike Morris, the chair of Eastern Michigan University’s Board of Regents, said if he had to choose between staying the course with the […]

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Washtenaw County Education Assn continues pledge not to take EMU student teachers until relationship with EAA is ended

Washtenaw County Education Assn continues pledge not to take EMU student teachers until relationship with EAA is ended

By April of 2014, at least eight Washtenaw County-area schools had pledged not to accept student teachers from Eastern Michigan University’s College of Education program until EMU ended its interlocal agreement with Gov. Rick Snyder’s failed experiment on Detroit school kids – the Education Achievement Authority – and disengaged from the EAA entirely. Yesterday, the Washtenaw County Education Association renewed […]

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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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