by Keith A. Owens

from the Michigan Chronicle:

DPS school board“In the midst of all the swirl of heated public discussion surrounding whatever the latest development happens to be with the Detroit Public Schools, the one group of individuals who seem never to be called on even for a quote, or referred to in any way shape or form other than as a mistaken afterthought, is the currently elected Detroit Public School Board. Which seems strange because, even though they were stripped of much of their authority due to emergency management, they are still the publicly elected school board. After all, nobody forgot about the mayor, right? City Council either. Granted, both the mayor and city council were operating under a different emergency manager, but the system was the same, imposed on the same city by the same Governor.”

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