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Detroit's Plan to Close Half Its Schools? Now They're Turning Them Into Charters

The beleaguered school system plans to turn 41 campuses over to charter organizations. The thing is, they're not any better than public schools.

Remember Detroit Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb's plan shut down half the city's public schools over the next two years and raise remaining class sizes to 60 students in order to address a $327 million budget deficit? Well, now Bobb has a new strategy he's calling "Renaissance Plan 2012," and with it, he hopes to turn 41 of Detroit's schools over to charter school operators.

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