Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Deborah Ball on improving education in Detroit

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In a May 17, 2011, article in the Detroit News about Roy Roberts, Detroit Public Schools' new emergency manager, Deborah Ball encourages Roberts to emphasize teaching: "For kids living in poverty and facing challenges, really good teaching can make an amazing difference." 

She points out that there are existing interventions and programs that can be used and further developed. And she is optimistic: "These children are completely capable of high degrees of success."

In a May 17, 2011, post on Huffington Post, she said "a central problem in Detroit is organizing to support good instruction for students, because it can fall off the radar."

Deborah Loewenberg Ball is William H. Payne Collegiate Chair, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, and dean of the School of Education.

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