ACLU Alleges Michigan School District Violated Students' 'Right to Learn to Read'
The Washington Post
In the first case of its kind, the American Civil Liberties Union is charging that the state of Michigan and a Detroit area school district have failed to adequately educate children, violating their "right to learn to read" under an obscure state law. The ACLU class-action lawsuit says hundreds of students in the Highland Park School District are functionally illiterate. "None of those adults charged with the care of these children … have done their jobs," said Kary L. Moss, executive director of the ACLU of Michigan.
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