08 Jun '11, 5pm

Amazing urban farm school for teen moms will be shut down

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy Hey, do you like education? Do you like keeping teen moms from dropping out of school? Do you like teaching kids about sustainable food and farming? Well, screw you , says the Michigan state government. Catherine Ferguson Academy, the amazing but embattled Detroit public high school that let pregnant teens and young mothers work on an urban farm while continuing their education, has lost its battle to stay open . Michigan has a new law empowering the state's emergency financial manager to close whatever schools he likes, without votes or input. Catherine Ferguson went right up on the chopping block, probably because educating teens and caring for children and growing food = classic government waste! The students courageously stood up for their school by staging a sit-in, with the result that a doze...

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