Statement from State Supt. Brian Whiston Regarding Systematic School Closures in Detroit

Contact: Martin Ackley, Director of Public and Governmental Affairs 517-241-4395
Agency: Education

January 8, 2016


“I understand that teachers in Detroit Public Schools have real concerns about the financial, academic, and structural future of their schools, but for the sakes of their students, they need to be in the classrooms teaching.  I am calling on teachers in Detroit public schools to end their systematic plans of not reporting to work, resulting in their schools being closed and students not being taught.  I will be calling a meeting of state and local stakeholders to sit down, discuss the issues, and finally put together a viable solution that will move education forward for the children in the city of Detroit.”