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Scheutte's Office Argues State Not Responsible to Teach Literacy

Aug 19, 2017

from AFT-Michigan, August 14, 2017

The office of Attorney General Bill Scheutte argued in federal court on August 9 that the state is not responsible for providing an education that teaches students basic literacy. The case, brought by Detroit parents and students, with AFT support, argues that the state has failed its legal obligation under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Schuette's office argued that the case is without merit and should be dismissed. Judge Murphy will probably issue a decision on the state's motion to dismiss in September. CLICK HERE to read the statement of AFT President Randi Weingarten, AFT Michigan President David Hecker and Detroit Federation of Teachers President Ivy Bailey following the hearing in the Gary B. v. Snyder case.