9/22/2006

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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