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Highland Park is one of three school districts in Michigan under state control.
The others are Detroit itself and Muskegon Heights.
"I think one of the things emergency management does, if it doesn't destroy democracy, it definitely suppresses democracy," said David Bullock, pastor of Greater St. The school board has no power." Ask most longtime residents and chances are their parents worked for one of the Big Three automobile companies, like the Chrysler Corp., founded in Highland Park in 1925. Under emergency managers, Highland Park's school district continued to decline as more schools closed and students left.
Joyce Parker, the district's second emergency manager, split the district into two.
In at least 20 states, lawmakers have stripped locally elected school board members of their power in impoverished, mostly minority communities, leaving parents without a voice - or a vote - in their children's education, according to a News21 state-by-state analysis of school takeovers.
On average 29.2 percent of people in those areas are living below the poverty level. "If we need the community to be a partner with the school district and then we effectively tell the community, ''Hold on, we're taking away all of your elected representatives,' that could be really difficult." In New Jersey - which, in 1987, became the first state to take over a school district - Camden is among several urban districts that have come under state control.
In 1965, Dickerson and six of her siblings became the first black students to integrate with white students in Drew.
"When they totally integrated in 1970, they threw out the Freedom of Choice Plan, then most of the white kids and the support for the public school was gone," she said.
In 2009, Gloria Dickerson, an adamant crusader for reconstructing her community, founded We2gether Creating Change, a nonprofit that works with the area's children.
She said she initially wasn't opposed to the state's actions, but wasn't sure whether a state-appointed conservator would improve anything.
In 2011, when the Mississippi Department of Education took over Drew's schools, the town's 540 students used just two buildings.