Ever since its creation in 2009, the for-hire ride service, Uber, has faced countless criticisms.

The state of Michigan took control of Detroit Public Schools in 1999 through Public Act 10, which replaced the democratically elected school board with a CEO whose power encompassed that of a school board and a superintendent.

Unlike previous pieces, this week’s column isn’t really about the physical place of Ann Arbor. After all, I’ve only just returned from a few weeks absence.