Detroit Shuts 50% of Its Schools….Education Improves

Recently Closed School

In a strange twist, the Detroit City Public School System has closed nearly 50% of its public schools. As a result of this bold and dramatic move education scores in the city have increased by 22%.   “This came as quite a shock,” said District Superintendent Jackson Lewis.  “It certainly was an unintended consequence but, in this instance, a welcome one,” he added.
Prior to the school closures Detroit had the lowest graduation rates in the nation, as well as, the poorest achievement scores in the United States.  Lewis stated that the school board now is having thoughts of closing additional schools and firing over half its teachers.  “I think we really have stumbled on to something.”   “We have been fielding calls from inner city schools from across the nation.”  They are looking at us as a model.”


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