No, no and no..Detroit's population is half of what it used to be 50 years, yet residents there have a decaying infrastructure catered for a population of doubled. That is really problem #1, a lot of those old homes need to be town down and more people need to live closer to downtown.
When this behavior is left unchecked for 12 years you end up with posters like Stymie ....
Their "parents" would trade the laptop for dope the first day it came home.Easy fix, give every kid a laptop. and just you download the class, no need for busses , or school buildings, heat, etc etc.
less traffic from buses stopping every 3rd house. it be greener..
Isn't this all fixed by now?
Schools in Michigan are financed and funded at the state level for the most part.
We had a Republican Governor, house, and senate for nearly a decade.
Governor changed about 3 months ago...no real impact yet....
Detroit schools are - in addition - managed at the state level.
The Detroit schools have ben run by a steady stream of governor appointed "emergency managers" for longer than that.
Michigan has more school of choice and alternatives than anyplace in the country.
Some folks say competition is the fix - so competition has been in place forever.
Michigan school funding has been at best stagnant forever when adjusted for inflation.
All this is apparently not working as expected.
Is it possible that all the motivated Detroit parents have moved their children to other places, whether private, charter, or suburban - leaving the least supported and poorest equipped kids in the core district. These same kids would thus have the least opportunity to get regular attendance (article says that 18 days qualifies as chronic absence) due to illness, transportation, or plain old who cares excuses. This district was essentially designed to get these results, why would anybody be surprised?
What are the odds that Stymie weighs in here on this subject ......
Maybe what they meant is, if you pay the kids they will show up?
And EVERY TIME real educators and managers come in and try to implement REAL EDUCATION REFORM the usual suspects start marching around crying about "racism", "whitey", "discrimination", "black lives matter", you name it.
Schools in these liberal shitholes are little more than day care centers or zoos to keep the animals penned up for a couple hours a day.