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A Liberating Education: A History of Black Students in Detroit Schools

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What happened to Detroit Public Schools?

Since the school district's peak in the 1960's, enrollment in DPS has declined as the city's population has dropped and parents have opted out of public schools. About 45,000 students attend public schools in Detroit today, down from nearly 300,000 in 1966. Nearly 200 schools have closed in the last 15 years. The city’s neighborhoods are dotted with vacant, abandoned schools and empty lots where schools once stood.

The resulting morass has left DPS trapped in a cycle of student loss and school closure that, that has resulted in the virtual dissolving of the district.

All that being said, Detroit Public Schools has, since it STARTED a problematic relationship with Black people in Detroit.

Black people in Detroit, for decades, have created alternatives to Detroit's public school system.

From the first school started by leaders of Detroit's Underground Railroad, to the Nation of Islam's University of Islam, to Freedom Schools, to African centered independent schools and charter schools, Black people in Detroit have sought to create an education that will help in the fight for freedom.
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Name: 102nd Annual Meeting and Conference of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History
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Jordan, Jamon. "A Liberating Education: A History of Black Students in Detroit Schools" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 102nd Annual Meeting and Conference of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel, Cincinnati, OH, <Not Available>. 2018-06-18 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1299546_index.html>

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Jordan, J. A. "A Liberating Education: A History of Black Students in Detroit Schools" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 102nd Annual Meeting and Conference of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel, Cincinnati, OH <Not Available>. 2018-06-18 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1299546_index.html

Publication Type: Abstract
Abstract: What happened to Detroit Public Schools?

Since the school district's peak in the 1960's, enrollment in DPS has declined as the city's population has dropped and parents have opted out of public schools. About 45,000 students attend public schools in Detroit today, down from nearly 300,000 in 1966. Nearly 200 schools have closed in the last 15 years. The city’s neighborhoods are dotted with vacant, abandoned schools and empty lots where schools once stood.

The resulting morass has left DPS trapped in a cycle of student loss and school closure that, that has resulted in the virtual dissolving of the district.

All that being said, Detroit Public Schools has, since it STARTED a problematic relationship with Black people in Detroit.

Black people in Detroit, for decades, have created alternatives to Detroit's public school system.

From the first school started by leaders of Detroit's Underground Railroad, to the Nation of Islam's University of Islam, to Freedom Schools, to African centered independent schools and charter schools, Black people in Detroit have sought to create an education that will help in the fight for freedom.


 
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