Dr. Thomas C. Pedroni, Director

Press Quotes

"Detroit Education Achievement Authority veers out of control", Metro Times, June 26, 2014

"EAA takes up declining revenue, pink-slips 99", Michigan Citizen, June 18, 2014

"Education Achievement Authority appoints interim chancellor, plans big budget cuts", Michigan Radio, June 18, 2014

"The guy with one of Detroit's toughest jobs is resigning", Michigan RadioJune 16, 2014

"Hearing exposes horrors of the EAA", Michigan Citizen, April 23, 2014

"EAA teacher blasts 'educational system run amok' as Michigan Senate nears vote on expansion bill" MLive, April 21, 2014

"Education Task Force protests State Rep. fundraiser over EAA expansion", Michigan Citizen, April 7, 2014

"Controversy swirls around EAA even as lawmakers try to expand it", Detroit Free Press, April 6, 2014

"Some former Education Achievement Authority teachers, parents, paint a troubling picture", Michigan Radio, March 31, 2014 (Contains embedded link to this Project). 

"House approves expansion of failing district", Michigan Citizen, March 20, 2014

"Critics doubt Education Achievement Authority", Metro Times, March 18, 2014

"Failing school district to expand", Michigan Citizen, March 17, 2014

"Editorial: No good case made for EAA expansion", Battle Creek Enquirer, March 17, 2014 (Editorial with embedded link to this Project). 

"Tests show Snyder's EAA, a failure", Michigan Citizen, March 13, 2014

"2 state school board members come out against EAA expansion", Detroit News, March 12, 2014

"State Reps: EAA is a failure, plain and simple", Detroit News, March 11, 2014

"Gov Lunches With Key House R's On EAA", MIRS Capitol Capsule, March 4, 2014

"Report Shows No Achievement Growth For EAA ON MEAP", Gongwer News Service, March 4, 2014

"Battle for the bodies", Michigan Citizen, January 23, 2014.

"'Follow the money': Experts step up to aid DPS schools", Michigan Citizen, December 18, 2013

"EMU faculty fights EAA ties", Michigan Citizen, December 5, 2013

"Enrollment plummets in state-run Education Achievement Authority schools", Michigan Radio, November 22, 2013

"DPS board on closings, ‘It wasn’t us!’", Michigan Citizen, November 7, 2013

"Snyder recycles Jack Martin for EM of DPS", Michigan Citizen, July 15, 2013

"If EAA enrollment falls, EAA may fail", Michigan Citizen, June 5, 2013

"Democrats Urge Snyder To Back Off EAA; Richardville Says Caucus Not Ready To Support", Gongwer News Service, June 4, 2013

"Open letter to US Secretary of Education", Michigan Citizen, May 20 , 2013

"DPS wants federal probe", Michigan Citizen, May 16, 2013

"EAA cheats students", Michigan Citizen, May 9, 2013

The Birth, Growth and Outcomes of the Education Achievement Authority”, Michigan Policy Network, May 8, 2013

"A message for US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan: EAA is a failed experiment", Huffington Post, May 7, 2013

"The Education Achievement Authority, Part 3: True reform, or a questionable experiment?", Michigan Radio, April 21, 2013

"Detroit's strategic plan highlights neighborhood-centered schools", Education Week, April 12, 2013

"East Grand Rapids board member critical of eaa proposal, says students are not guinea pigs", MLive/Grand Rapids Press, March 21, 2013

"EAA Bill Survives Debate, Advances", MIRS Capitol Capsule, March 13, 2013

"Coverage of HB 4369", Gongwer News ServiceMarch 13, 2013

"Who's In Charge in Detroit's Schools?", Education Week, December 21, 2012

"El Paso School Board Defies State Takeover", Education Week, December 13, 2012

"GOP pushes statewide school privatization legislation", Michigan Citizen, November 18, 2012

Detroit parents embrace school choice, poll says”, Detroit News, October 11, 2012

U.S. hears Detroiters’ school woes”, Michigan Citizen, September 9, 2012

DPS advocates tell Obama: Stop destruction of public education”, Voice of Detroit, September 4, 2012

"Stopping the neoliberal blueprint for Detroit schools", Voice of Detroit, August 30, 2012

EAA unveils curriculum”, Michigan Citizen, August 26, 2012

"Teacher evaluation models to be tested in Michigan", Michigan Radio, August 23, 2012.

14 Michigan districts to try out national models for evaluating teachers”, Detroit Free Press, August 23, 2012

EAA provides abstract curriculum”, Michigan Citizen, August 19, 2012

EM ‘inflates’ numbers”, Michigan Citizen, July 22, 2012.

Michigan granted waiver from No Child Left Behind Act”, Detroit Free Press, July 19, 2012

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager lays out ‘draconian’ budget”, Michigan Radio, June 28, 2012

New system in St. Clair County bases teachers' pay on meritDetroit Free Press, June 25, 2012

Michigan's color-coded system for rating schools awaits U.S. approval”, Detroit Free Press, May 23, 2012