The Craig Fahle Show

Judge Says Failing DPS Schools Can Stay In EAA

Wednesday August 15, 2012

Yesterday, Wayne County Judge Stephen Murphy ruled that 15 former Detroit Public schools can stay in the new Education Achievement Authority. The EAA is a statewide school district that encompasses the lowest-achieving schools. The Detroit School Board challenged the EAA because it was created by the district's former emergency manager Roy Roberts and the state's emergency manager law has since been suspended. Murphy ruled that since the old fiscal responsibility act goes back into affect, Roberts will continue as emergency financial manager but the Detroit school board will have control over academics in the district. Also, Murphy ruled that if Roberts and the school board can't decide if an issue is academic or financial, he will will decide on a case-to-case basis.

Craig speaks with Steve Wasko, Detroit Public Schools Chief Communications Officer, and Stephen Henderson, Editorial Page Editor for the Detroit Free Press, about the ruling and what it means for DPS going forward.

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