Report: 75% of Detroit Schools don’t provide adequate education

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

An annual ranking released Wednesday shows that only one-quarter of the schools in Detroit are providing an adequate education for its students.

Excellent Schools Detroit — a coalition of leaders in many different areas, ranging from education, philanthropic and community groups — releases a yearly scorecard to help parents make sense of the city’s school system and find the best fit for their child.

The organization’s scorecard on Detroit schools for 2013 found that — of the 204 schools graded —  51 earned “C+” or higher.

Dan Varner, chief executive officer of Excellent Schools Detroit, said the scorecard helps parents draw the line between good schools they would recommend (C+ and higher) and those that are not good enough.

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