Tag Archives: urban education

Detroit to close half of its public schools, bring high school class size to 60

Robert Bobb, the emergency financial manager of the Detroit Public Schools, just announced that he plans to shut down 70 of the city’s 142 remaining public schools in oder to close the much-talked-about $327 million budget gap. This move, he acknowledges, will bring high school class sizes to approximately 60. I’d like to write a […]

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Is it time for an Ypsi Open School?

Terry Carpenter, a teacher with our favorite local pro-farming non-profit, Growing Hope, is considering the possibility of starting an open school in Ypsilanti. A few days ago, he posted the following on Facebook. With his approval, I’ve decided to post it here, to help get the word out. As of right now, no date has […]

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