School enrollment for Highland Park has dropped along with the population.
Leaders say the Republican-led Legislature has no excuse to ignore Detroit Public School’s debt because the state ultimately is constitutionally responsible for it.
The district looks to restore art, music and gym to some of the middle schools says the DPS emergency manager.
Detroit Federation of Teachers President Steve Conn calls Snyder’s proposed new system “an abomination.”
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“This is the kind of thing that leads to teacher strikes and a rebellion in a city that will not allow more destruction of its public schools.”
The Detroit Public Schools is reporting that overall crime is dropping in the district.
The cash-strapped district is paying $7,600 a day in interest penalties alone.
Representatives of a local union say boilers in the Detroit Public Schools buildings are putting students and staff in danger.
The total was the maximum amount outlined in the state-appointed emergency manager’s contract.
“A lot of kids are seeing guns in the homes every day,” said the principal.