Read this story in today's Detroit News about the new state-appointed emergency manager for Detroit Public Schools and you are left with one question: Has the state of Michigan given-up on fixing the Motor City's school system?
The new guy, Roy Roberts, says that to save money for the troubled city schools, he's not willing to expand high school class size to 60 students as had been talked about by his predecessor. Every teacher who has been in the classroom for more than a day knows classes should not even be half that size for effective teaching and learning.
Look at the Michigan Legislature, Gov. Rick Snyder, the Detroit newspapers and you seem to see one conclusion: They have thrown up their hands and are punting on the learning future of Motown kids.
What's the answer?