On the first episode of this year’s Midweek Monitor, RiShawn Biddle takes a look at efforts in Florida and Georgia to pass Parent Power legislation, the Obama administration’s Equity and Excellence Commission report, and the battle between Detroit Emergency Financial Manager Roy Roberts and the district’s dysfunctionally incompetent board over the future of the school system.

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