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EMU Faculty Says A Comparison of EAA and DPS Schools Is 'A Red Herring'

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 Faculty members from Eastern Michigan University say a request from the school’s Board of Regents was a surprise during a meeting about the Education Achievement Authority on Tuesday.

Faculty Senate Vice President Judy Kullberg says the regents had not previously asked faculty to include a comparison between EAA schools and Detroit Public Schools in an evaluation.


She says,

“That had not been requested from us when we were asked to do the evaluation. We felt that they were trying to imply that our evaluation has not been thorough, that they would raise this at the last minute is kind of a 'red herring'.”

Kullberg says the EAA has made no progress in four parameters that EMU's Board of Regents agreed to base an evaluation on. The board postponed a vote on whether to continue EMU’s support of the EAA.

Amanda LeClaire is an assignment reporter and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact her at 734.487.2229 or email her at

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