Decrying State’s “Systemic and Deliberate Failure,” Detroit Students Demand Constitutional Right to Literacy

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

A group of students at some of Detroit’s lowest performing schools have taken sharp aim at the state of Michigan, filing a lawsuit in federal court on Tuesday that accuses Gov. Rick Snyder and other state officials of “disinvestment in and deliberate indifference” to the schools, thus robbing the youth of their constitutional right to “the most basic building block of education: literacy.”


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