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A teacher's take on the future of Detroit schools

Jun 16, 2016

When Detroit Public Schools opens its doors this fall, it will likely be debt-free.

The Michigan Legislature earlier this month sent a bill to Governor Snyder which gives the district $617 million to pay off its substantial debt. 

It also shifts control back to an elected school board and splits the district into two distinct entities. Detroit Public Schools will pay off the debt. The new district, Detroit Community Schools, will be in charge of educating students. 

So, what do the people who will be doing the educating think about the state's bailout plan? 

Stateside host Lester Graham talked to one veteran teacher to find out. 

Asenath Jones is a world history teacher at Cass Technical High School in Detroit and has been with the district for 19 years.

Hear her full interview here