Detroit Public Schools
Detroit schools superintendent shocked a group of state leaders with the unvarnished truth that racism is at the core of the city’s failed public school system.
A Detroit principal gets a 15-month prison sentence. Nearly a dozen Detroit principals pleaded guilty to receiving kickbacks from a school vendor.
A lawsuit accuses Michigan's governor and Detroit Public Schools of allowing conditions at inner city schools to deteriorate beyond reason. They're blamed for widespread illiteracy among Detroit's students of color.
Michigan's governor signed into law a $617 million bailout package for Detroit Public Schools. There are many critics of his plan.
Detroit teachers are angry and protesting the fact the school district will reportedly run out of money and teachers will not be paid the salaries they have earned after June 30th. This disruption in salary payments affects teachers who are on a 12-month salary plan.
A total of 94 schools were shut down Monday as teachers protested the news that they would not receive pay. The district has about 46,000 students in 97 schools.
Proclaiming that she “fell out of the grace of God,” a Detroit public schools principal this week pleaded guilty to accepting $194,000 in kickbacks from a vendor, reports the Detroit Free Press. But Clara Smith, 67, principal at Thirkell Elementary-Middle School, said the scam to submit phony invoices for rarely delivered supplies was the idea of the […]
A nearly $1 million bribery and kickback scheme could land 12 current and former Detroit principals and one administrator in prison. Federal investigators say 74-year-old businessman Norman Shy is at the center of the scandal.
Steven Rhodes, an emergency manager, shared that if lawmakers don’t pass legislation to help tackle the school district’s debt in the near future, they won’t be able to make payroll.
The Detroit Public School system was denied its request for a temporary restraining order to stop teachers from engaging in so-called "sick-out" protests over poor conditions at city schools.
Michigan's water crisis in Flint has also opened up concern for the state's school issues in Detroit, U.S. Uncut reports.
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