The Detroit Public School system is one of the worst in the country. It has horrible dropout rates, low test scores, and has been plagued with corruption for years and years. The poor school system is one of the many things that gives the city of Detroit (and the surrounding region) a terrible reputation.
For years, many leaders have pledged to turn things around and improve the system. Instead, it’s never happened. There is optimism in the leadership trio of Robert Bobb (the emergency financial manager for the district), Dave Bing (the recently elected mayor of Detroit) and Rick Snyder (the newly elected governor of Michigan, who has said that a healthy Michigan *has* to include a healthy Detroit, including schools).