Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Director, Robert Bobb Battles the System

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Diego Rivera mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts (flickr user dfb)

Robert Bobb, emergency financial director of the Detroit public school system, will reinstate an extended-day program for students who are struggling academically, the district announced on Wednesday. It was the latest in a series of fiercely pitched battles between Bobb and the Board of Education, which has sued Bobb, alleging that he has overstepped his mandate by attempting to make changes to the school's academic programs.

We hear from Bobb about the difficulty of trying to turn around a struggling school system - and whether or not he feels he's justified in stepping into academic affairs.

Guests:

Robert Bobb

Produced by:

Mary Harris and Noel King

Comments [2]

CassandraDem from Detroit

Can Esq Anthony Adams have an opportunity to represent the people who've ELECTED them to our school board ?

Apr. 29 2010 09:37 PM
citizens

Will you have a board member on one day, or will this only be on sided?

Apr. 29 2010 01:51 PM

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