Highland Park, Michigan, is a small town near Detroit. It’s just three square miles, and once was a vibrant community and former home of Chrysler. Now they have 27% unemployment and more than 40% of the population is living below the poverty line.
Highland Park schools are performing even worse than neighboring Detroit public schools. It’s so bad that they’re being sued the ACLU.
This morning on “Starting Point,” CNN’s Poppy Harlow looks at why some say the school district is failing to teach kids to read at their grade level.