State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo

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...

Friday, February 5, 2016

“Today, the EMU Board of Regents — members of which were appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder — will be meeting to vote on ending the Educational Achievement Authority (EAA). While those of us truly invested in the success of the Detroit Public School (DPS) system have spoken out against the EAA since its inception, it is frustrating that Gov. Snyder decided to end this only when the malfeasance was so great, and the EAA’s failings...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

LANSING — Despite Gov. Rick Snyder’s assurances to the contrary in tonight’s State of the State address, Detroit families continue to struggle under five years of leadership from Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican-led Legislature, said Detroit Caucus Chairman Brian Banks (D-Detroit) and caucus members Representatives Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) and Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit). Rather than doubling down on Gov. Snyder’s failed agenda, Detroit legislators said it’s time to create a Michigan...

Thursday, December 3, 2015

LANSING – Members of the House Democratic Detroit Caucus today expressed grave concern for the future of Detroit Schoolchildren trapped in the failing Education Achievement Authority (EAA) system. The district has not met the criteria set forth during Eastern Michigan’s University’s Dec. 5, 2014, Board of Regents meeting calling for transparency and partnership and has done irreparable harm to the remaining 4,500 students in EAA-run schools. EMU has an interlocal agreement with the school district...

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