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Dangerous Water and Lost Trust in Flint: Why the Feds Need to Step In

In the past few weeks, the problem of lead in Flint’s drinking water has quickly gone from being a story largely ignored by the mainstream media to a scandal that’s making headlines nationally....

Guyette: How the EAA's Buzz Program Exploited Detroit's Most Vulnerable Kids

In June of 2011, Gov. Rick Snyder stepped behind a microphone at Detroit's Renaissance High School to announce the start of a revolutionary new approach to education in Michigan.


Buzzkill: The EAA's Emails Exposed

September 24, 2015

Below are some of the thousands of Educational Achievement Authority emails (edited for length and clarity) obtained through a...


Voting Rights

Lead Astray: ACLU of Michigan Investigation Has Found Irregularities in Flint’s Water Tests

As its analysis of water samples from more than 275 homes is wrapping up, researchers at Virginia Tech have come to a distressing conclusion:

Because of dangerously high lead levels, the...

Drops In the Bucket

September 10, 2015