Why none of the Detroit Public Schools legislation will actually stabilize the district | Detroit Metro Times blog

Get ready for an influx of undertrained teachers in Detroit.

Source: Why none of the Detroit Public Schools legislation will actually stabilize the district | Blogs | Detroit Metro Times

On Thursday the Michigan House passed a “rescue package” that would give $47.8 million to Detroit Public Schools to help the district finish out the rest of the school year.

Earlier this month the district’s new Emergency Manager Judge Steven Rhodes (who for some reason prefers to go by the title “transition manager”) announced that the district would be unable to stay open and pay teachers/staff past April.The House “rescue package,” which takes dollars from the state’s tobacco settlement fund and would allow the district to remain open through June, now heads to the Senate for deliberation. It should not, however, be confused with the bigger legislative debates currently happening around DPS’s future.

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