The Detroit News

Jennifer Chambers

The superintendent of Detroit’s public school system and its board president are asking Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to settle a legal challenge filed by Detroit schoolchildren over literacy and “to stop listening to attorneys and rely on your instincts.”

Nikolai Vitti, superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District, and Iris Taylor, board president, sent a letter to Whitmer on Wednesday asserting it is the right time to settle the lawsuit after a federal appeals court ruled last week that the U.S. Constitution provides a remedy to “children relegated to a school system that does not provide even a plausible chance to attain literacy.”

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