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Public school advocates blast Snyder

Anticipating Gov. Rick Snyder’s Jan. 16 State of the State address, advocates of public education and an educator from an Education Achievement Authority-controlled high school criticized Gov. Rick Snyder for his underfunding of public education. “We all know the way to build stronger communities and strengthen the middle class is through smart, strategic investments in public education,” said David Hecker, ...

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Alternative decisions

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes rejected the second effort by Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to protect the banks at the expense of the people of Detroit. In a decision described as stunning, Judge Rhodes ruled the late-night deal to pay $165 million to Bank of America and UBS was “just too much money.” He also rejected the proposed $285 million loan to pay off these banks and provide $120 million for city ...

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