State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

“I was extremely disappointed to hear of Detroit Public Schools (DPS) emergency manager withholding federal grant funds from employee pensions, given that a large percentage of the money that comes out of the district’s per-pupil allocation goes to pension payments. This is a serious malfeasance which raises concerns for the state legislators who are committed to crafting policies that will lead DPS to success. It further substantiates the need to have an audit of the district,...

Thursday, March 24, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) and Brian Banks (D-Detroit) voiced support today for portions of the supplemental appropriation bill, House Bill 5296, which passed the Senate earlier this week and was then passed again in the House today. The bill first passed the House last week, and then returned following Senate changes in the language regarding the controversial Detroit Financial Review Commission (FRC). The bill is meant to provide bridge funding to Detroit...

Thursday, March 17, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) Brian Banks (D-Detroit), LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit) and Alberta Tinsley-Talabi (D-Detroit) voiced support today for portions of the supplemental appropriation bill, House Bill 5296, which passed the House and is now heading to the Senate. The bill is meant to provide bridge funding to Detroit Public Schools (DPS), which will run out of money in April without immediate intervention. While the representatives applauded the $48.7 million offered to the...

Thursday, February 18, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit), Urban Education Reform advisor and chair, and Brian Banks (D-Detroit),  chairman of the Detroit Caucus, along with state Senators Morris Hood (D-Detroit) and Bert Johnson (D-Detroit) spoke today about the necessity of including Detroit lawmakers and other local stakeholders in the decision-making process regarding new leadership for Detroit Public Schools (DPS). While the current emergency manager, Darnell Earley, is resigning, his tenure does not officially end until Feb....

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

“While I appreciate the gesture of House Republicans attempting to offer a solution to the issues facing Detroit Public Schools (DPS), it is disheartening to see them offer so many of the same tired ideas. The solutions being advanced currently will neither address the immediate needs of our students, nor include actual community input from the people they will be impacting.

“It is equally frustrating that DPS would not be returned to local authorities until...

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