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Stop Michigan School Officials from Closing Almost Half of All Detroit Public Schools!!!!

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According to several news outlets, state education officials have ordered emergency financial manager Robert Bobb to "balance the books" by closing approximately half of the schools in the Detroit Public School district. These closings will cause class sizes to be increased to feature approximately 60 students per class in high school, and other services will be consolidated in the budget cuts (i.e. Fine Arts programs, after school programs, etc). PLEASE--stop this systematic oppression of Detroit students! Students cannot possibly learn substantively and effectively with these large class sizes and inadequate services.

This policy is targeting the future of a city on the rise from despair, on the rise from poverty. We need to save the future of Detroit!!! Please sign this petition to show your support for Detroit students and the future of Detroit as a whole!

UPDATE (2/24/11)-- DPS Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb is working on an alternative budget for DPS that does not require the district to increase high school class sizes to 60 students. Source The Detroit Free Press


Sources:  Detroit News Article, Huffington Post Article, CNN Video

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