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Austerity in Detroit: Teachers Get A 10% Pay Cut, 24 Schools Will Close; by Diane Ravitch

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See how it is done in one of the 50 states and 15,550 districts, because this process is NATIONWIDE!
" Dr. Thomas Pedroni of the Detroit Data and Democracy Project contends that the cuts to classroom instruction are NOT necessary. He shows in this analysis that the emergency manager has allowed other categories of spending to grow, while cutting the single service that matters most: classroom instruction.G overnor Rick Snyder long ago made it clear that the state of Michigan has no intention of saving public education in Detroit or anywhere else. The city's emergency manager announced a 10% pay cut for teachers, larger class size, and the closing of 24 schools. The schools have a deficit of $127 million. T The wage concessions by teachers will save $13.3 million.

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