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In an ambitious five year rehabilitation program, the Detroit Public Schools’ emergency financial officer announced that he will close 45 public schools throughout the city. The closures come at a time when the student population is shrinking drastically and the system’s deficit is getting worse.

But, does this dramatic move beckon a slimmer, trimmer, better school system? Or is the city’s board of education waving a white flag? Noah Ovshinsky, Education Reporter for WDET in Detroit joins us with his take.

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