Detroit Public Schools

Nick Davis's picture

The Detroit Public System is notoriously lagging behind. Five percent or fewer score proficient in literacy and mathematics in standardized testing. They have the lowest graduation rate in the country and are over $3.5 billion in debt. The schools are deteriorating and teachers are so unhappy that they are holding district wide sickouts to gain attention. One of the main ways the district is combating problems is by changing their curriculum and retraining their teachers. Will this be enough to bring the DPS out of its desperate situation? What else can/should be done?