State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo

Thursday, September 15, 2016

“The op-ed from Judge Rhodes, published in the Detroit Free Press, speaks for the many, often voiceless, Detroit teachers, parents, students and administrators, and I applaud his support for the new DPSCD. As I have stated before, the new legislation passed earlier this year created a separate district which now must not only be judged by new standards, but must be given the proper amount of time — per the SROs rules — to operate...

Thursday, September 8, 2016

“I am appalled to see that my Republican colleagues are seeking state Attorney General Schuette’s opinion and calling for the School Reform Office to close DPS schools that fall within the 5 percent mark of low-performing schools across the state, without taking into account their legislation from earlier this year, which created a new legal school district that should not be held accountable for actions created under the old district. The DPS package clearly creates...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

“Following the release of the most recent set of M-STEP data, I am disappointed that we are still perpetuating the use of testing as the sole metric by which we judge our children’s educational success. Our children are already tested to the brink of insanity — countries where students’ progress in school is measured by a single yearly evaluation also have the highest rates of child and teen suicide — yet we continue to use...

Thursday, August 18, 2016

“I am appalled by the lack of transparency shown by the state School Reform/Redesign Office in their decision to close Michigan and DPS schools. The process by which the SRO drew their conclusions, and even the very data they used in drawing them, has been shoddy and secretive, meaning our children will be living in a world of uncertainty, indefinitely. Yet it is no surprise that the SRO — which is under direct supervision of...

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

LANSING — Four House Democrats are introducing a package of legislation that would extend consumer protections to people who buy insurance and reduce the high cost of premiums. The legislation would address home and auto insurance and affect everything from the way students learn about insurance to the ways people shop for policies and the manner in which insurance companies handle their customers’ personal information.

“Nearly every person will have to buy an auto or...

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