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A new lawsuit alleges Detroit schools are so understaffed that an 8th grader had to teach a math class

Detroit lawsuit

A lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday against Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other state education officials paints an abysmal picture of schooling within the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD), the state’s largest public-school district that serves nearly 50,000 students.

Filed on behalf of seven black and Latino students who attend five of the lowest performing schools in Detroit, the suit describes “slum-like conditions” at the schools, “lacking the most basic educational opportunities.” They also serve more than 97% low-income students of color.

Because of these conditions, the suit argues, students remain “separate and unequal” and can’t attain “the read more >>>

Source:: BusinessInsider.Com