10/21/15: Governor Rick Snyder on MiWeek - LIVE
Today, Wednesday, October 21, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will sit down with the MiWeek team for a half-hour conversation about his new education proposal that he outlined Monday, which includes creating a new Detroit School District devoted solely to teaching the 47,000 students while the current district will exist to address the mounting debt situation currently totaling $500 million. Detroit Public Television (DPTV) will bring you the interview live online starting at 2:30 p.m. on http://www.miweek.org and again on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on WTVS Channel 56.
MiWeek host Christy McDonald, along with contributors Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press and Ingrid Jacques of the Detroit News, will ask the Governor about his new proposal, its impact on Detroit students and what all this means to the existing school district.
Snyder’s new proposal calls for all students, employees, contracts, employee benefits, and assets to move to the new district, which will be governed by a seven-member board initially appointed by the Governor and the Detroit Mayor. An all-elected board will be in place by 2021. In addition, it calls for creating a Detroit Education Commission, which will be in charge of engaging with the community, hiring a chief education officer and creating more transparency.
Don’t miss this important interview—part of DPTV’s ongoing commitment to telling Detroit’s stories.
Watch Governor Snyder here, LIVE starting at 2:30 p.m. (EST):
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