- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder says there will be no grand bargain to help rid the Detroit Public Schools district of its massive debt.

His says in an interview Wednesday with Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley (http://on.freep.com/1y7CG7H ) that the state can’t afford to tackle the debt. A more than $800 million deal known as the grand bargain helped resolve the City of Detroit’s bankruptcy.

Last month, a group of academic, business, government and community leaders called on the state to return control of the struggling district to its locally elected governing board, assume the district’s debt and increase accountability of charter schools.

Snyder says he’ll announce “within weeks” a plan to hold public schools, including charters, to higher, uniform standards. Snyder says he’s allotted $75 million to help distressed districts statewide.

___

Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide