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Politics & Government

What does the DPS lawsuit against Governor Snyder really mean?

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O.k., o.k., we know this one is empty, but some high school students in the Detroit Public Schools say their classroom are far from empty.

Each week  Jennifer White speaks to Susan Demas, publisher of Inside Michigan Politics, and Ken Sikkema, former Senate Majority Leader and Senior Policy Fellow at Public Sector Consultants, about the latest in state politics.

This week, they discussed the federal civil rights complaint filed by the Detroit Public Schools elected board against Governor Rick Snyder.

Among other things, the complaint alleges that the rights of special education students are being violated and that the state is misspending funds. The board also alleges the state is creating unequal treatment for students in DPS, the majority of whom are African-American. 

Listen to the conversation here:

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