Detroit students sue for better school conditions
The suit claims Michigan is denying Detroit students their fundamental right to literacy.
Rodents in the classrooms, temperatures so cold students frequently have to wear winter coats all day: these are some of the conditions described by a group of Detroit students who are so fed up with the state of their schools that they're suing the state of Michigan.
In September, the Detroit students filed a lawsuit claiming that conditions are so bad they are unable to learn, and are therefore being denied a fundamental right to literacy. But is literacy a right? Advocates say yes. The state of Michigan disagrees.
This week on the podcast we'll learn more about this lawsuit. Annie Hudson-Price is an attorney with Public Counsel, a pro bono law firm in California that is filing the complaint on behalf of the Detroit students.