A lawsuit accuses Michigan's governor and Detroit Public Schools of allowing conditions at inner city schools to deteriorate beyond reason. They're blamed for widespread illiteracy among Detroit's students of color.
Less than a month after Detroit principal Ronald Alexander was gifted $500K by The Ellen DeGeneres Show for his fledgling school, he along with 13 of his colleagues are facing federal charges in connection with a bribery scheme.
A nearly $1 million bribery and kickback scheme could land 12 current and former Detroit principals and one administrator in prison. Federal investigators say 74-year-old businessman Norman Shy is at the center of the scandal.
Steven Rhodes, an emergency manager, shared that if lawmakers don’t pass legislation to help tackle the school district’s debt in the near future, they won’t be able to make payroll.