Detroit school board votes to withdraw from state-run district

After Michigan voters repealed a law that allowed the state to appoint emergency managers to financially struggling municipalities and school districts, officials involved with Detroit Public Schools are again clashing over where authority lies, the Huffington Post reports. The Detroit Board of Education, reinstated to oversee DPS academics after Public Act 4’s suspension, voted in a special meeting Tuesday to break ties between the district and the Educational Achievement Authority. Ending the agreement with the EAA, a state-run district for underperforming schools, would bring students and funding back to DPS. They also moved to cancel its contract with Eastern Michigan University, the Detroit News reports. The deal with formed under DPS Emergency Manager Roy Roberts, whose powers are limited after Public Act 4 was struck down. Opponents of the EAA have criticized it for making use of Detroit Public Schools facilities while draining DPS of funding and sidestepping its debt

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