Mike Addonizio, professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the College of Education, participated on a panel that focused on challenges and opportunities facing K-12 education

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Detroit News, 11/19

Discrimination in K-12 schools explored at hearing

By Jennifer Chambers

Wayne State University Professor of Education Michael Addonizio, Detroit Public Schools Community District Superintendent Nikolai Vitti, and Dan Quisenberry, the head of Michigan’s charter school association, participated on a panel that focused  on challenges and opportunities facing K-12 education, such as alternative schools, charter schools and public schools. The public hearing is the fourth the commission has held on discrimination in Michigan’s K-12 schools since May. A fifth hearing is planned for Jan. 28 in Macomb County. Members of the Civil Rights Commission will report their findings after the first of the year. The report will be given to state lawmakers and the governor, and be made public. The report recommendations will address public and charter schools that receive taxpayer dollars, not private schools.