DETROIT — Gov. Rick Snyder announced that former General Motors Corporation executive Roy Roberts would become the new emergency financial manager for Detroit Public Schools, replacing Robert Bobb. ClickOnDetroit.com reports: Roberts will have broader powers granted through a recent state law, including the ability to toss out union contracts as part of cost-cutting efforts. His […]
The recent donation by Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg of $100 million to Newark’s struggling schools stands in sharp contrast to a similar offer to another downtrodden city that, nearly a decade ago, decided to turn down a donation double that of Zuckerberg’s.