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In Detroit Schools, Ending 'Social Promotion'

Today's Detroit Free Press reports that Robert Bobb, Detroit Public Schools' emergency financial manager, will effectively end so-called "social promotion" of students. Here's a takeaway:

"When you're an African-American child, and you are in this type of situation" of being socially promoted through school, "it is so much more difficult to find gainful employment. It triples your lack of opportunity," Bobb said. "We're ending it across the board."

Read the full story here.

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