Michigan Releases List Of State’s Worst Schools; No Detroit Closures Until 2019

LANSING (WWJ/AP) – Many of the schools on Michigan’s newest bottom five percent list are in Detroit, but will not be closed by the state until 2019 at the earliest because of how the laws enacting a financial bailout of the district were written.

Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration on Thursday made public the lowest-performing schools across the state. Fifty-eight of the 116 open schools are in Detroit’s district or will be folded back into the district when a state-created turnaround entity dissolves next year.

Click here to see the full list (.pfd format)

A Snyder spokeswoman says the state will not force the closure of Detroit schools for at least three years because of the legislation that created a new debt-free district.

Also Thursday, Michigan’s School Reform Office released seven schools from “priority” status after students improved their test results. Those improved schools include: Decatur High School, Decatur Public Schools; Edsel Ford High School, Dearborn Public Schools; Eisenhower School, Flint Community Schools; Frontier International Academy, a Detroit charter school; Lincoln Senior High School, Lincoln Consolidated Schools; Madison High School, Madison District Public Schools; and Vestaburg Community High School, Vestaburg Community Schools.

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  1. Jonathan Gruber says:

    DEMOCRATS HAVE STOLEN THE FUTURE OF MICHIGAN’S YOUTH FOR OVER FIVE DECADES. NOT THROUGH THEIR INCOMPETENCE AND CORRUPTION BUT DELIBERATE, STEP BY STEP DESTRUCTION OF LEARNING AT…..

    THE DEMOCRATS SIDESHOW IS WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO WATCH….LOOK AT ALL THE CORRUPTION, BRIBERY AND WASTE…..PAY NO ATTENTION TO GENERATIONAL DESTRUCTION OF THE MINDS OF MILLIONS OF “STUDENTS”

    THE DEMOCRATS NEED TO KEEP THE “STUDENTS” ON THE DEMOCRAT PLANTATION……KEEP ‘EM DUMB……KEEP ‘EM ILLITERATE…..AND MOST IMPORTANT KEEP ‘E’M UNEMPLOYABLE….

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