Ok; I get it...they're broke; but surely there must be some other options here.
60 students per class is insanity! These kids aren't going to learn anything; you're going to end up with much larger than 'normal' drop out & failure rates...this is so sad.
What do you ladies think?
DETROIT (AP) -- State education officials have ordered the emergency financial manager for Detroit Public Schools to immediately implement a plan that balances the district's books by closing half its schools.
The Detroit News says the financial restructuring plan will increase high school class sizes to 60 students and consolidate operations.
State superintendent of public instruction Mike Flanagan says in a Feb. 8 letter that the state plans to install another financial manager who must continue to implement Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb's plan after he leaves June 30. Flanagan's said approval of Bobb's plan means the district can't declare bankruptcy.
Bobb filed his deficit elimination plan with the state in January, saying it would wipe out the district's $327 million deficit by 2014
Bobb was hired in March 2009 by then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm.
Answer by laura970 at 9:11 PM on Feb. 22, 2011
Answer by DragonRiderMD at 9:17 PM on Feb. 22, 2011
Answer by agentwanda at 9:25 PM on Feb. 22, 2011
In a school district filled with low income, low achieving students with little parental support it is not going to work. Sounds like trouble for the students and teachers.
Answer by skittles1108 at 9:51 PM on Feb. 22, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 10:01 PM on Feb. 22, 2011
Answer by matthewscandi at 10:15 PM on Feb. 22, 2011
Answer by MLM247 at 11:18 PM on Feb. 22, 2011
Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:40 PM on Feb. 22, 2011