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Detroit Schools’ Emergency Manager Resigns

Diane Ravitch's blog

Darnell Earley, emergency manager of Detroit’s public schools resigned.
Most recently, he was emergency manager of Flint when the water source was switched from safe to polluted.

The Detroit Federation of Teachers issued the following statement:

“Detroit Federation of Teachers on Resignation of Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Darnell Earley

DETROIT—A statement from Ivy Bailey, interim president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers, on Darnell Earley’s decision to step down as emergency manager of the Detroit Public Schools.

“Emergency Manager Darnell Earley has abdicated his role and responsibilities as overseer of the Detroit Public Schools. As emergency manager, Earley has shown a willful and deliberate indifference to our schools’ increasingly unsafe and unhealthy conditions, and a blatant disrespect for the teachers, school employees, parents and students of our city.
“His departure, which the Detroit Federation of Teachers, parents and the community have called for, is a step in the…

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