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Detroit Public Schools in Danger After Michigan House Passes Education Bills

The Michigan House just passed a set of bills that would decimate the Detroit Public School system. The package includes a lack of necessary funding for the schools, does not restore local control, and would require teachers and school staff to reapply for their jobs. The Senate has agreed on a package that would allow Detroit to responsibly pay down […]

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Detroit Public Schools Weathering City’s Bankruptcy

In July, the city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy with an estimated $18 to $20 billion in debt. While cuts already have threatened benefits in Detroit, such as pensions for firefighters and pay cuts for police officers, the question remains—what does this mean for Detroit public schools? “I suspect we will [feel an impact],” said Debbie Ake, president […]

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