EMU Students, Faculty Protest Education Achievement Authority
A group of about 30 people gathered at Eastern Michigan University today to protest the university's affiliation with the Education Achievement Authority.
Samir Webster is a member of the group "Students for an Ethical and Participatory Education", which organized the protest. He says they've met with the Board of Regents and EMU President Susan Martin, but they feel their voices aren't being heard.
Critics of the EAA says it's failing in its mission to turn struggling schools around. Area school districts have been boycotting EMU student teachers because of the school's ties to the EAA.
Eastern Michigan University officials say they respect the right of faculty members to share their concerns, but the school has no plans to end its affiliation with the EAA.