In November 2018 the ACLU of Michigan filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the Sixth Circuit supporting a group of students in Detroit who are suing the state over its lack of support for literacy in the public schools. Several years ago, we were unsuccessful in seeking a ruling in state court that the Michigan Constitution guarantees a right to an adequate public education, including the right to read. This case seeks a similar ruling, except in federal court and under the United States Constitution.

(Gary B. v. Snyder; ACLU Attorney Dan Korobkin; Cooperating Attorney Peter Hammer of Wayne State Law School.)

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