Detroit Mayor: Save The Arts School!

“Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick made a brief appearance at Wednesday’s Detroit Public Schools board meeting to encourage district officials to reconsider plans to close the Communication and Media Arts High School. The school is scheduled to close and merge in January 2005 with the Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts in a new, $120-million building off Woodward near Orchestra Hall… Dozens of parents, students and teachers said they feared the new school’s academic structure will not be as stringent as CMA’s. Currently, 95 percent of CMA graduates go on to higher education; 85 percent go on to 4-year colleges.”