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Compare and contrast: Can Detroit schools learn from Baltimore's turnaround?

By Robert Guttersohn

Published: 9/1/2010

Types: News, Education

When asked to compare his school district with Detroit's, Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Andrés Alonso lets loose a little laugh and tries to step around the question. "That's a stigma we're trying to shake," he says. In some ways, though, the comparison is unavoidable. The tw...[MORE]

Farewell to arms: How do young Iraqi war vets quell classroom angst?

By Robert Guttersohn

Published: 8/25/2010

Types: News, Education

My platoon was under heavy machine-gun fire coming from across the Euphrates River. We ducked into ditches along a paved road that led to the Highway 8 bridge we were to secure. Right then, however, we were pinned down, and without the bridge, there would be no way of securing As Samawah, the small ...[MORE]

DREAM deferred: An immigration policy protestor from Ann Arbor faces possible deportation

By Robert Guttersohn

Published: 5/26/2010

Types: News, Law

Mohammad Abdollahi knew he could be sacrificing his future in America — and maybe even his life — when he participated in a protest at the office of Sen. John McCain last week. The 24-year-old former student — known as Mo to his friends — has been living in Ann Arbor since t...[MORE]