The Boggs Educational Center Project Team of Detroit, Michigan, is developing a community-based school on the East Side of the city. The development phase currently consists of planning and design in the areas of community outreach, business and management preparation, enrollment, and programming, including development of a locally sustainable food service and urban gardening education program.
See http://monthlyreview.org/2011/07/01/another-education-is-happening for the original article.
The mainstream media has created the myth that community people are waiting for Superman, the White House, or state-appointed Emergency Financial Managers to resolve the escalating crises in our schools.
Our fourth Community Conversation was held at Detroit Victory Outreach on Wabash and Selden. The goal of these gatherings is to involve members of the Detroit neighborhoods, as well as nonlocal supporters, in discussions around education and what they would like to see in a community-based school. Below are some notes taken by Julia.
Our focus question: How can the community contribute to an effective and positive urban school environment?
Grace Lee and Jimmy Boggs brought people together to rebuild inner-city Detroit and to teach the things you can’t learn in a classroom. At 94, Grace is still at it.