Petitioning State School Reform Officer Natasha Baker and 1 other

Save Our Schools - Detroit

686
Supporters

On January 20, 2017, Natasha Baker, the Michigan School Reform Officer, announced that 38 schools may close at the end of the year due to low performance, 25 of which are in Detroit.  Another 35 may close next year.

To Ms. Baker and Governor Snyder we say:

Don’t close our schools!  Closing a school DOES NOT IMPROVE EDUCATION. Like Emergency Management, it is a misguided, racist policy.  In Detroit, we have witnessed the chaos and “school deserts” created by school closure. We will fight against closure of schools based solely on low achievement in standardized tests. We will fight for a coordinated system that includes parents, students, and community members in determining if schools need to be closed and the processes to bring about the closure.  And we will fight for the fully funded schools that our children deserve! 

Here are the schools that face closure this year:

• Dream Academy, Benton Harbor Area Schools

• International Academy at Hull, Benton Harbor Area Schools

• STEAM Academy at MLK, Benton Harbor Area Schools

• Martin G. Atkins Elementary School, Bridgeport-Spaulding Schools

• Ann Arbor Trail Magnet School, Detroit Public Schools Community District

• Bow Elementary-Middle School, Detroit Public Schools Community District

• J.E. Clark Preparatory Academy, Detroit Public Schools Community District

• Detroit Collegiate Prep H.S. @ Northwestern, Detroit Public Schools Community District

• Detroit Institute of Technology at Cody, Detroit Public Schools Community District

• Durfee Elementary-Middle School, Detroit Public Schools Community District

• Fisher Magnet Upper Academy, Detroit Public Schools Community District

• Gompers Elementary-Middle School, Detroit Public Schools Community District

• Henderson Academy, Detroit Public Schools Community District

• Marquette Elementary-Middle School, Detroit Public Schools Community District

• Mason Elementary School, Detroit Public Schools Community District

• Osborn Academy of Mathematics, Detroit Public Schools Community District

• Osborn College Preparatory Academy, Detroit Public Schools Community District

• Osborn Evergreen Academy of Design and Alternative Energy, Detroit Public Schools Community District

• Sampson Academy, Detroit Public Schools Community District

• Thirkell Elementary School, Detroit Public Schools Community District

• Burns Elementary-Middle School, Education Achievement Authority

• Denby High School, Education Achievement Authority

• Ford High School, Education Achievement Authority

• Law Elementary School, Education Achievement Authority

• Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary-Middle School, Education Achievement Authority

• Mumford High School, Education Achievement Authority

• Pershing High School, Education Achievement Authority

• Southeastern High School, Education Achievement Authority

• Kelly Middle School, East Detroit Public Schools

• Washington Writers’ Academy, Kalamazoo Public Schools

• Woodward School for Technology and Research, Kalamazoo Public Schools

• Michigan Technical Academy (elementary), charter school, Detroit

• Muskegon Heights Academy, charter school with multiple campuses

• Pontiac High School, Pontiac School District

• Whitman Elementary School, Pontiac School District

• Ann Visger K-5 Preparatory Academy, River Rouge Schools

• Jessie Loomis School, Saginaw Public Schools

• Saginaw High School, Saginaw Public Schools

This petition will be delivered to:
  • State School Reform Officer
    Natasha Baker
  • Governor
    Rick Snyder

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