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September 21, 1989 | RUSHWORTH M. KIDDER, The Christian Science Monitor
John W. Porter has no illusions about the difficulties ahead. As the newly appointed superintendent of the Detroit Public Schools, he faces: - A high-school dropout rate of roughly 50%. - Kindergartens where half the entering children come from single-parent homes with unwed mothers. - Absenteeism that averages almost 20%. - Academic achievement well below the national average. - A $160-million budget deficit, accumulated over the past 17 years. - A state-mandated cut of $50.
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September 21, 1989 | RUSHWORTH M. KIDDER, The Christian Science Monitor
John W. Porter has no illusions about the difficulties ahead. As the newly appointed superintendent of the Detroit Public Schools, he faces: - A high-school dropout rate of roughly 50%. - Kindergartens where half the entering children come from single-parent homes with unwed mothers. - Absenteeism that averages almost 20%. - Academic achievement well below the national average. - A $160-million budget deficit, accumulated over the past 17 years. - A state-mandated cut of $50.
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September 21, 1989 | RUSHWORTH M. KIDDER
These days, the once-grand avenues of inner-city Detroit are pockmarked with boarded-up buildings and grass-sprouting sidewalks. But new signs of hope are also appearing. One example: the Detroit Compact, a coalition of business, labor, government, higher education, the community, and the schools, modeled after the pioneering Boston Compact.
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October 26, 1986
The Los Angeles County Civil Service Commission will conduct a hearing to determine if three Southeast Judicial District judges violated their employees' rights in 1984 by ordering them to only speak English on the job. The commission granted the hearing last week at the request of Local 660 of the Service Employees International Union. In a longstanding dispute, the union has argued that Huntington Park Municipal Court Judges John W. Bunnett, Porter De Dubovay and Russell F.
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