Officials: Strike may have cost Detroit 25,000 students

09/22/2006 | Detroit News, The

As the annual student count day in Michigan draws near, Detroit Public Schools officials estimate the recent teacher strike could have prompted 25,000 students to leave district schools -- a loss that, if true, could cut $190 million in state funding. The teachers union questioned the accuracy of the estimated loss, but the district has launched a massive campaign, which includes the promise of pizza and ice cream parties in school, to persuade students to show up on Wednesday's count day.

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