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The Case for a Right to Education

In September, a unique lawsuit was filed in Michigan against Gov. Rick Snyder and numerous state education officials, claiming that students in Detroit are being denied their constitutional right to literacy. The 133-page complaint, filed by the pro-bono Los Angeles-based firm Public Counsel, is attempting to gain class action status.

The lawsuit highlights poor conditions in Michigan schools, like classrooms so hot teachers and students literally vomit...read more.

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