Public schools

Detroit Students Suing School For Not Teaching Them to Read

One parent said she wanted her daughter to repeat the eighth grade but the school district wouldn't let her

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Their families have sued the state of Michigan, arguing it has failed to provide remedial help to students whose reading skills are years behind. The outcome of the lawsuit could affect how school districts around the country deal with remediation.

Eight Detroit-area public school students returning to classes this week are plaintiffs against a school system they say has failed them.