09/22/2011 02:26 pm ET Updated Nov 22, 2011

John Covington, Recovery Schools Chief, Defends Record In Kansas City

The new leader of a Michigan recovery system for failing schools defended his record in Kansas City on Wednesday, a day after the district he used to lead lost its state accreditation.

But education leaders in Detroit said the development raises questions about John Covington's hiring as chancellor of the Education Achievement System, which will open in Detroit next fall. Covington begins work in Detroit on Monday.

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