Metro Detroit students have end-of-year concerns
DETROIT – During the coronavirus pandemic, Local 4 has been checking in with students around Metro Detroit on their struggles, successes and how COVID is impacting their lives. It’s no surprise that students are starting to get concerned about end-of-year activities like graduations and proms. Paula Tutman spoke with students from the Walled Lake Consolidated School District, and they thing Michigan lawmakers need to be more efficient with their time. They acknowledge that they are not entitled to a fun senior year, but believe they have earned the right to start making plans. Walled Lake superintendent Kenneth Gutman said he thought there would be more guidance from Lansing, so he could direct his students on what they can and cannot plan toward, but he said he’s heard nothing.
Watch: Metro Detroit student roundtable on Inauguration Day, history and the future
DETROIT – Our future -- the next generation of Americans -- got together with Local 4′s Paula Tutman on Inauguration Day. It was a roundtable of more than 30 local students. As we celebrate Black History Month, these students share how they see change and progress happening in our country when it comes to race relations. Experts in our History 4 All special airing during Black History Month say our young people -- our next generation -- are our hope for real change in the future. More: Black History Month stories