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Arianna Smith

Foreign Language Immersion student Anaya Smith completes her Japanese homework at the kitchen table.

Opinion: DPS Leaves Behind a Legacy of Uncertainty in 2016

It would have been nearly impossible for any student in DPS to ignore the turmoil taking place in Detroit schools over the past few months; budget problems, sick out protests, and bills that seem more ‘reluctant appeasement plan’ than long term solutions. As a senior, the first reaction to these issues is an eye roll and and a shrug.

Renaissance German and mathematics teacher Zachary Sweet is a popular teacher who runs his class effectively and fairly. Students were surprised he was sued by Detroit Public Schools over recent sick-outs in the district.

Renaissance teacher slammed with unexplained injunction

Following the sick-out and teacher-organized protests that occurred in late January, the Renaissance community was shocked to learn that one of their teachers, Math instructor Zachary Sweet, was targeted by an injunction to appear in court leveled by the Detroit Public School district. “When I received the notice of the injunction, I was confused as to why there was no official reason given for it,” Sweet said.

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