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“Now, a drastic plan to shutter a quarter of Detroit’s public schools in June will add 45 more empty buildings to the dozens of district-owned properties dominating already blight-ravaged neighborhoods.”

Kansas City could learn several lessons from Washington, Minneapolis and Detroit.

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Deborah Simmons

Deborah Simmons

Award-winning opinion writer Deborah Simmons is a senior correspondent who reports on City Hall and writes about education, culture, sports and family-related topics. Mrs. Simmons has worked at several newspapers, and since joining The Washington Times in 1985, has served as editorial-page editor and features editor and on the metro desk. She has taught copy editing at the University of ...

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