If you’re paying attention to education matters in the state of Michigan, you know that Michigan’s Governor Snyder has come out with his plan for what is to become of Detroit Public Schools. In a nutshell, it consists of creating two school systems, one that will exist only to contain and deal with existing debt, and the other to run as a debt free portfolio system of common enrollment that will contain what is left of traditional public schools in Detroit, and charter schools.
There are some interesting quirks in this plan. Most interesting to me is that this plan implicitly recognizes that the previous state takeover of DPS was a failure. Governor Snyder’s response to this failure is this plan, which essentially is a state takeover of a failed state takeover. ( Remember Einstein’s definition of insanity?)
As Detroit Data and Democracy points out, the consequences of the state takeover, originally…
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