Friday, April 04, 2008

Detroit Public Schools Earn an F Minus

Originally Published at Think.MTV.Com

More bad news from Michigan this week, and this is probably the worst in a recent streak of negative press. Detroit’s high school graduation rate is dead last among the 50 largest U.S. cities at 24.9 percent.

The findings of the report, issued by a group called America’s Promise Alliance, weren’t particularly surprising to me. I still can’t forget the Detroit Public School (DPS) billboard that shocked my wife, Akanke, and I when we first moved to Michigan from Nashville in 1999.

The billboard said: “‘C’ IT NOW, OR WE’LL SEE YOU THIS SUMMER – Sponsored by Detroit Public Schools.”

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