Online commentary: Bold action now will save Detroit Public Schools


Article from Bucyrus Telegraph Forum:

Anthony Adams is president of the Detroit Board of Education.

The punch in the gut dealt to the city of Detroit by its surprisingly low 2010 census count feels familiar to the faculty, administrators and board members of Detroit Public Schools. DPS once educated more than 285,000 a year, but our expected enrollment by the end of the current school year is approximately 73,000 students. We have been losing 4,000 students a year for a decade, and at that pace, the DPS student population will be approximately 50,000 students by 2016. Over the past decade student population has declined by nearly 10,000 students.

As enrollment remains in free fall, the financial reality for DPS, with a fiscal 2011 budget that topped $ 1.2 billion, could hardly be bleaker. The district is drowning in red ink — the result of bad decisions made while DPS was under state control from 1999-2005, and made worse by the inability of the elected board to stick with a financial plan to reduce costs, even though more than 50 schools have been closed. Despite a flurry of dramatic decisions by our state-appointed emergency financial manager, including………..

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