WestSouthwest May 18, 2015

May 18, 2015

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On WestSouthwest, a partnership to "change the culture" of education in Southwest Michigan and the "Family Man" columnist on being patronized as a "stay at home dad." 

  

The Chief Operating Officer of the United Way for the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo region  tells us about a public-private partnership to improve graduation rates and prepare students for higher education. Chris Sargent says United4Change is a long-term effort to bring best practices to the classroom.

Jef Otte writes the "Family Man" column for the magazine FYI of Southwest Michigan. He chronicles his experiences as a dad who is primarily responsible for the care of this three year old son. In his most recent column, Otte writes about the condescension or "momdescension" he hears sometimes from women, and what it says about our view of gender roles.