2011-2012 Annual Report: Dan Varner
Dan Varner, executive director of Excellent Schools Detroit, works every day to improve schools in Detroit. He does it by leading a coalition of organizations dedicated to a 90-90-90 goal -- that 90 percent of Detroit students graduate, 90 percent attend college, and 90 percent succeed without remediation. "Every great success story begins with something that folks think is crazy." He's one of our Tenacious 10.