The tug-of-war over Detroit Public Schools is a classic battle, pitting the outsized influence of money and profit against the larger interests of parents, students, and community leaders. It is partisan vs. non-partisan.
It is wrong vs. right.
“Garbage.” That’s the label given to the House Republicans’ latest DPS restructuring plan by a Detroit Free Press editorialist, who called out the package of bills in no uncertain terms as “bought-and-paid-for” legislation that would doom the city’s children. The House GOP leadership passed its revised plan late Thursday with a bare minimum of Republican support, with Democrats vehemently opposed.