30 Nov '14, 12pm

It’s Okay If Kids Don’t Learn to Read, Rules Michigan Court

When a school district fails to teach almost all of its students how to read, can it still call itself a school district? It can in Michigan! A Michigan court has ruled that students have no right to a “good” education , constitutionally speaking. Representing eight students from the Highland Park School District, the ACLU sued the state of Michigan. The organization asserted that the state was failing to do its job to give these kids a decent education. Alas, earlier this month, the Michigan Court of Appeals decided that while the state is obligated to pay for public schools, it is not required to make sure students are receiving a quality education at these schools. Kary L. Moss, the head of ACLU in Michigan, expressed her anger at the verdict. “This court washes its hands and absolves the state of any responsibility in a district that has failed and continues to fail it...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/its-okay-if-kids-dont-learn-t...

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