Detroit Public Schools

A lawsuit accuses Michigan's governor and Detroit Public Schools of allowing conditions at inner city schools to deteriorate beyond reason. They're blamed for widespread illiteracy among Detroit's students of color.

Detroit teachers are angry and protesting the fact the school district will reportedly run out of money and teachers will not be paid the salaries they have earned after June 30th. This disruption in salary payments affects teachers who are on a 12-month salary plan.

A total of 94 schools were shut down Monday as teachers protested the news that they would not receive pay. The district has about 46,000 students in 97 schools.

Proclaiming that she “fell out of the grace of God,” a Detroit public schools principal this week pleaded guilty to accepting $194,000 in kickbacks from a vendor, reports the Detroit Free Press. But Clara Smith, 67, principal at Thirkell Elementary-Middle School, said the scam to submit phony invoices for rarely delivered supplies was the idea of the […]

The Detroit Public School system was denied their request for a temporary restraining order positioned to stop teachers from engaging in so-called “sick-outs” protests over the poor conditions at city schools. The Monday strike down of the injunction was the second time a judge has sided with the teachers in their fight to bring changes […]

Michigan's water crisis in Flint has also opened up concern for the state's school issues in Detroit, U.S. Uncut reports.