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In Detroit, School Choice Is ‘Six Hours, Eight Buses’
EWA Radio: Episode 68

US Department of Transportation

Is “school choice” a misnomer in Detroit, where options for students hinge heavily on their ability to find their own transportation?

Erin Einhorn, editor of the new Chalkbeat Detroit venture, talks with EWA public editor Emily Richmond about challenges for families with school-age kids in the Motor City. Among them: Neighborhood schools are losing some of their strongest pupils and engaged parents to choice campuses, while many families struggle to find educational options for their children that are in safe locations, high quality, and — just as importantly — accessible.

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