More EAA news for today’s BoR meeting

The Detroit News is reporting “EMU board could cut ties to Michigan’s EAA.” Here’s a quote:

At a meeting Friday afternoon, the EMU Board of Regents will consider whether to sever its relationship with the EAA — set up by Snyder in 2011 to turn around the academic performance of students in the state’s lowest performing schools to prepare them for the workforce and global competition.

But the initiative has been controversial. EMU students, faculty and staff, along with faculty from other universities and Detroit educators, are expected to be out in force, demonstrating before the 1:30 p.m. meeting.

It is the last meeting of the year, and regents must give notice by Dec. 30 if they intend to withdraw from the interlocal agreement, according to the contract.

Steve Wellinski, an EMU associate education professor and leader among those demanding that the university end its partnership with the EAA, said he’s confident the regents will exit the contract.

 

Fingers crossed that Steve is right!