It's a wonderful day to celebrate. The reason? DPS just lost 25,000 students and WILL (not could) lose up to $190 million dollars in state aid. This could result in massive layoffs and children going to other school districts.
I have been a serious crusader for educational choice and it seems now we can discuss FULL options from here on in. I have been saying all along that government schools do not work. It is based on a 18th-19th century model.
Our students are not just going to charter schools but they are crossing 8 Mile, Telegraph and Michigan Ave to go to school. Some of our stduents have just dropped out completely. Others have moved out with their families outstate.
DPS will NEVER come to the 21st century and I am urging those teachers and administrators to begin to look at ways to regionalize the school district (by merging it with Wayne RESA), abolish the school board OR start building management companies within the school district framework. A simple board of directors is all a school needs right now, not the larger school system.