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MEAP Scores Show Failing Detroit Schools Are Charter Academies

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder called state and national education systems "broken" in his opening statements at the Governor's Education Summit on Monday. He faults schools for failing to prepare students for the workplace, says the Detroit Free Press. The governor is trying to sell a reduced-price school plan, which looks like a voucher system, reports the Detroit News. But according to Detroit MEAP test scores, charter academies may not be the "value schools" Gov. Snyder touts them as.  Read more

Detroit-Area School Suicide Highlights Gun Control Debate

Tragedy struck at a metro Detroit school in late March. ABC Action News 7 WXYZ reports that a eighth-grade boy brought a handgun to Davidson Middle School in Southgate, Michigan, and shot himself in the school bathroom. In light of incidents like this and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, The New York Times reports that gun control advocates led by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) are pushing for stricter federal gun regulations, especially on assault weapons.  Detroit-Area School Suicide Highlights Gun Control Debate

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