Destroying Detroit Schools

Feeley, Dianne

Publisher:  Solidarity
Date Written:  03/05/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19474

The Detroit Public School system has been under state control for 15 years, the last decade under the direction of a series of Emergency Managers. The result has been a staggering debt, now more than half a billion dollars, with a 50% decline in the number of students served. More students attend charter schools than the public system, but as there is no oversight over charters, poorly run schools continue year after year.

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