Opinion: Adults have failed our children
Adults have failed the children of Detroit and must be bolder in taking next steps. That is the message Skillman President & CEO Carol Goss and Detroit Parent Network Executive Director Sharlonda Buckman emphasized in an opinion piece published in last Friday's Detroit News.
Goss and Buckman urge leaders and residents that finger-pointing isn't the answer.
"Taking the necessary bold steps to ensure every child attends an excellent school must be the responsibility of every leader, parent and adult in this city and state. We all own this. We all must help build a better ark," they wrote.
The commentary lists many ways residents can make a difference, such as through supporting state and city leaders, attending a citywide education summit and making your ideas heard through surveys and community meetings.