Detroit: New Superintendent Says District May Stop Authorizing Charters, Focus Instead on Public Schools

Good news from Detroit, the lowest performing urban district in the nation. After years of outsourcing students to privately managed charter schools, the new superintendent says he is considering no longer authorizing charters but focusing instead on improving traditional public schools.

Imagine asking a business to jumpstart competitors and you can see how wacky the current policy is.

I am very impressed by what I have heard about Superintendent Nikolai Vitti. Unlike his predecessors, who collaborated with the plan to destroy public education in Detroit, Vitti wants to fight for the public schools.

To seal his argument, Detroit’s much-maligned public schools outperform its charter schools.

from sarah


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s