State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo

Thursday, January 18, 2018

LANSING — The House passed Senate Bill 574 today, which will allow charter schools to siphon off regional school millage dollars approved by voters. In response, state Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“It’s time to declare war on the Betsy DeVos agenda! The passage of SB 574 is wrong. Raising funds through a millage to improve school operations, with the goal of reducing class size, recruiting and hiring teachers, and improving technology, only...

Friday, January 12, 2018

LANSING — The Detroit Caucus stood in solidarity yesterday against an attempt to strip the city of Detroit of one of its 30 district court judges. Senate Bill 525 reflects the July 2017 Judicial Resource Recommendations (JRR) to eliminate judgeships from the 36th District Court. The Detroit Caucus stood adamantly opposed to this legislation since its introduction, citing the city’s dire need for maintaining its 30 judgeships.

“In the city of Detroit, the 36th District Court continues...

Thursday, January 11, 2018

DETROIT — State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) today criticized political posturing that resulted in the need for a special election to fill the vacant 13th Congressional District seat during the 2018 general election. Former Rep. John Conyers, who held the seat for nearly 53 years, resigned on Dec. 5, 2017. According to Section 168.145 of the state election law, the governor is charged with calling for a special election “whenever a vacancy shall occur in the office...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

LANSING — In recognition of the students of Renaissance and Cass Technical high schools’ incredible success on their Advanced Placement STEM exams, state Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit), chairwoman of the Detroit Caucus and former science teacher, and state Rep. Tim Kelly (R-Saginaw Township), chairman of the House Education Reform Committee, will be hosting a celebration in their honor. The celebratory event will be held tomorrow morning in Lansing, along with members from the National Math and Science...

Thursday, November 30, 2017

LANSING — Legislation offered by a group of House and Senate Democrats would provide parents with the information they need to make informed decisions about their children’s education by shedding light on the authorizing organizations that oversee charter schools  and the education management organizations (EMOs) that run them. The School Freedom, Accountability, Choice and Transparency Act, or School FACT Act — House Bills 5286-5294 and companion Senate Bills 674-682 — would empower parents to make...

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