As students get ready to return to the classroom, some will be more ready to take on the next school year than others. For those returning to Detroit Public Schools this year, approximately half will graduate to pursue their dreams beyond high school. The other half will struggle to remain in school.

A few months ago, I described how state direction and government funds alone can no longer provide the kind of excellence and opportunities on their own needed for our students to excel in public education. We are in a time of great challenge, but also great opportunity.

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