Thursday, May 14, 2009

Jeffrey Mirel, author of acclaimed book on the Detroit public schools, comments on the proposed mayoral control of the schools

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On May 13, 2009, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, and others discussed strategies to improve Detroit public schools. A proposed component of reform is allowing the mayor to run the schools.

Jeffrey Mirel, David L. Angus Collegiate Chair in Education at the University of Michigan School of Education, and professor of history at the U-M College of Literature, Science and the Arts, is the author of an award-winning book, The Rise and Fall of an Urban School System: Detroit 1907-81. He is quoted in a pair of articles in the May 14, 2009, Detroit Free Press: Would a DPS takeover pass or fail? and Experts: Detroit may not be better off with mayor leading schools.

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