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    Filed at 8:31 pm under by dcobranchi

    The issue isn’t money. The district is spending more than $13,000 per pupil this year — a large sum even for a big district.That kind of money is an issue.

    The big question before voters in November is whether Detroit should return to an elected school board instead of the current appointed one. That is the wrong question.

    The Detroit’s system isn’t floundering because of the way school board members are chosen. It’s doing so because it can. It has a monopoly on the provision of Detroit’s public education.


    Detroit families will have better-managed, more effective schools when they have real choice, and when all schools have to compete with one another to serve their kids. Freedom of choice will save money.

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