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‘Education-Gate 2011’ Archives

Minneapolis Public Schools: Funding bullies and bullshit backfires

Minneapolis Public Schools: Funding bullies and bullshit backfires

The Minneapolis Public Schools still owes IMSMC $3800.00 for work they a completed a few years back. Community members and the Star Tribune criticized the little $15,000.00 contract. So here is my concern; IMSMC gets a contract for $15,000.00 – and the same folks who have been pimping education in the community and other members of the black [...]

Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL) attempt Jedi mind trick in honoring Minneapolis Public Schools superintendent Dr. Bernadeia Johnson for “Closing the achievement gap…WTF?”

Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL) attempt Jedi mind trick in honoring Minneapolis Public Schools superintendent Dr. Bernadeia Johnson for “Closing the achievement gap…WTF?”

Relates stories: If we only cared when MPS students get bad grades and test scores Poor MPS test scores show leadership’s lack of commitment to student’s Minneapolis Public Schools – Still Lazy after all these years   By Donald Allen, Editor-in-Chief  - The Independent Business News Network Bernadeia Johnson, superintendent [...]

What is going on with the Minneapolis Public Schools?

What is going on with the Minneapolis Public Schools?

Tune in Saturday to the award-winning program The Ron and Don Show as we examine and explain why something must be done now to the Minneapolis Public Schools lack-luster administration. It's hot outside and the schools have no air condition. To listen at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 31 click here.  Related Story: Open Letter to Chris [...]

The dilemma of Black Youth: I don’t have a Daddy

The dilemma of Black Youth: I don’t have a Daddy

Yesterday, I left my house and forgot to take my medication for depression. I encountered a young black youth that sent me in to a dark place and made me wonder will we as a community ever be able to reset the black male role model? Video: Austin Powers - "Daddy Wasn't there." By Donald Allen, Editor-in-Chief – OurBlackNews.com [...]

MPS names Michael Goar as new CEO: Do we really need Superintendent Johnson?

MPS names Michael Goar as new CEO: Do we really need Superintendent Johnson?

Michael Goar - Minneapolis Public Schools CEO? Oh my! "I wish Mr. Goar the best in hopes he does not drink the administrative kool aid Superintendent Johnson is serving." Press Release from Minneapolis Public Schools - barely serving the children. "Experienced administrator, nonprofit executive now leader in school system he once [...]

Why the Minneapolis Urban League’s 13th Grade is a Bad Idea

Why the Minneapolis Urban League’s 13th Grade is a Bad Idea

Our children's Education is much more important then your doomed "pilot program." (photo: Art) The press release about the MUL’s 13th Grade proposal states, “Growing numbers of Minneapolis youth leave high school lacking a defined career path or the basic skills required for employment.” Is it the Minneapolis Urban League’s problem or [...]

Minneapolis Community and Technical College continues to misrepresent Diversity and loses another key staff member

Minneapolis Community and Technical College continues to misrepresent Diversity and loses another key staff member

Dr. Joi Lewis - A valuable asset, lost to stupidity. (photo: MCTC, fair use). Effective Immediately: Dr. Joi Lewis, Chief Diversity Officer & VP of Student Affairs resigns after only 9 months on the job. MCTC: The Graveyard for Committed & Vocal Faculty & Staff of Color. That school needs to get rid of the president.  Related [...]

Part 1: Minneapolis Urban League’s 13th Grade Pilot Program sends a clear signal nobody wants to deal with current K-12 educational issues

Part 1: Minneapolis Urban League’s 13th Grade Pilot Program sends a clear signal nobody wants to deal with current K-12 educational issues

Really? An almost vacant building; no money coming in and you want to tackle education? This is no better than the Minneapolis Foundation hanging signs in the skyway." This is not the first time the Minneapolis Urban League has attempted to become relevant in the 21st century. We need look no further than the grant from the Minnesota Department [...]

So much for 32 percent Black participation in stadium construction — When will the State deposit its $50M statutory requirement?

So much for 32 percent Black participation in stadium construction — When will the State deposit its $50M statutory requirement?

"Language must be changed to make sure MSFA officials are being intentional about jobs. We've been waiting in the "coloreds only room too long." Editors note: Since there is no "minority percentage" out of the 32%, how will stadium officials track minority hiring? Secondly, why use the word, "minority" when there are not distinct guideline for [...]

Neo-Nazis “storm troopers” plan to invade public meeting at Minneapolis’ Washburn High School in regards to noose incident

Neo-Nazis “storm troopers” plan to invade public meeting at Minneapolis’ Washburn High School in regards to noose incident

Minneapolis Public School and the failure to educate children from all walks of life has lead to an incident that further disenfranchises black students." Star Tribune veteran reporter Steve Brandt said, “So Don, wouldn’t it be smarter to contact news media to tell them about this incident before you blame them for not reporting it?” My [...]

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