11/26/2012 08:11 am ET

Fight Over Detroit Education Achievement Authority Control Comes To Head

Detroit -- Officials with the Education Achievement Authority say they're transforming chaotic, underperforming Detroit schools into orderly buildings, where students are learning at their own pace using individualized education plans instead of standard grade-level curricula.

But the new era at the 15 former Detroit Public Schools could be short-lived if advocates lose a legal fight over the statewide district for failing schools. The repeal of Public Act 4 this month led the Detroit school board to renew its bid to quit the EAA and pull the schools back into DPS.

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