(CNN) – In Detroit, an S.O.S. – Save Our Schools. Officials are rolling out a $1 billion plan that would shut down 45 public schools, consolidating some and demolishing others.
They're trying to fix three growing problems: a huge drop in enrollment, a massive debt and some of the highest dropout rates in the country. But it's not all bad news in the city's classrooms. Our Allan Chernoff went to Detroit to look at a group of schools that are getting things right.