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Thu May 14, 2020, 06:10 PM

Michigan settles suit after landmark right to read ruling

Source: Associated Press

Michigan settles suit after landmark right to read ruling

By COREY WILLIAMS
May 14, 2020

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will ask the Michigan Legislature to provide at least $94.4 million to Detroit’s public schools to settle a lawsuit that describes the city’s schools as “slum-like” and incapable of delivering access to literacy.

The settlement agreement was signed Thursday and comes weeks after a federal appeals court issued a groundbreaking decision recognizing a constitutional right to education and literacy.

Under the settlement, Whitmer must propose legislation to fund literacy-related programs and other initiatives for the Detroit Public Schools Community District. The state must also provide $280,000 to be shared by seven students named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit, to be used for a high-quality literacy program or other ways to further their education.

The state also agreed to provide about $2.7 million to the district to fund literacy projects.

Whitmer will ask the Michigan Department of Education to advise school districts statewide on their strategies, initiatives and programs to improve literacy, with special attention to reducing class, racial, and ethnic disparities.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/94dd6a192aaac9008563c895bd38e387

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu May 14, 2020, 06:37 PM

1. Unfortunately, in my experience, you can put the book in front of the child but you can't make

him/her read. That's another one of those choices that directly impacts each person's enjoyment
and quality of life. Reading is one positive choice that I and many others have made in our lives. I'm
sad that many people don't make that choice.

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Thu May 14, 2020, 07:18 PM

2. Deliberately making a whole generation of kids illiterate..

Who does that kind of shit? What kind of sick, twisted, hateful evil men would rob people of their futures and deny them a livelihood?

Never mind, it's rhetorical. It the same lot that approved kidnapping children right out of their parent's arms, separating them and tearing apart families who will never be reunited.

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