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Detroit schools EM: Bankruptcy no option

School desksThe emergency manager of Detroit’s public schools says he thinks there should be changes to the state’s emergency manager law. Former federal bankruptcy judge Stephen Rhodes is the district’s fourth emergency manager in seven years.

He says the law focuses too much on finances.

Rhodes appeared on the Michigan Public Television show “Off The Record.” Rhodes says a state financial rescue of Detroit’s schools is necessary because bankruptcy is not a viable alternative for the district. Rhodes presided over the city of Detroit bankruptcy.

Counties pursuing millages for vocational programming in schools

P1040068Clare County will vote today on a millage to support vocational classes in the county’s school districts.

It’s one of many counties across the state looking for wider support of classes that train students for jobs right out of high school.

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