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.

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