When a middle school math teacher walked off the job, the Detroit School District was unable to replace her or find a substitute – of any kind. Instead, according to a lawsuit, the school put the highest achieving math student in charge of teaching class – FOR A MONTH!
Detroit public schools are in such deplorable condition that parents are suing the school district for “fair and equitable” education for their children. Minority children in Detroit are left with no option but to attend substandard Detroit Public Schools that cannot even meet safe health code standards. Teachers must purchase supplies like paper and pencils out of their own pocket or solicit donations from local private schools.
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