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This is madness. A Michigan law passed by Republicans allows for schools that don’t meet specific requirements for academic achievement to be simply closed. Shut down. Kids thrown out. It’s a draconian step, one that essentially tells parents, “We don’t want to make the investments in your children’s schools needed to bring them up to par, so we are giving up on you.” These schools are often the focal point of communities, places where families interact, the glue that helps hold the neighborhood together. Shutting them down is one more nail in the coffin in terms of rebuilding communities. This year, 38 schools, 24 of which are in Detroit, are slated for closure. Michigan Radio’s Jennifer Guerra produced some terrific reporting on this issue this week in her segment titled, “What’s the deal with Michigan’s plan to close 38 schools?” In it, she shows how few options are left for parents and their kids: t came as a big surprise to Eugene Brown to learn that his daughter’s school was a

Source: Who in their right mind thinks improving “failing” schools means defunding then shutting them down? Republicans. | Eclectablog


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