Detroit Today

Should Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan Oversee Detroit Public Schools?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Should Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan oversee Detroit Public Schools? Would that be a solution to improving the school district? We talk with Excellent Schools Detroit's Dan Varner and Bridge Magazine reporter Chastity Pratt Dawsey.

Chastity Pratt Dawsey and Dan Varner join Laura and Christy to discuss the possibility of new oversight of Detroit Public Schools and charters in the city. While it’s still unclear who would be at the helm of the education office, some suggest it could be Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. The education coalition, Excellent Schools Detroit, is calling for centralized school oversight that would manage enrollment and transportation issues in the district.

Their discussion today comes after months of behind-the-scenes conversations between DPS, the EAA and Michigan public and charter school organizations.

So what do you think? Listeners call in with their comments and questions about the prospect of Mayoral oversight of schools in Detroit.