8 May 2016
Detroit Public Schools is indeed in a fragile state. It's long-term survival depends on the integrity, skill and dedication of its employees, but also on many factors outside their control. It therefore needs a champion at the top of the organization who can forcefully advocate for its benefit to those who do exert control. Unfortunately for all concerned, your actions since you assumed the position of Emergency Manager make me doubtful that you are the right person for that role.