Detroit to Close Half of Public Schools, Privatize Services The state of Michigan has ordered Detroit to close half of its public schools by 2013 and to increase class size in high schools to more than 60 students. The state claims the moves are needed to eliminate a $327 million deficit. In related news, Detroit has announced it plans to privatize maintenance services at the schools by hiring the company Sodexo. http://www.democracynow.org/2011/2/22/headlines#16 Headlines for February 22, 2011 U.N. Commissioner: Libyan Crackdown Amounts to Crime Against Humanity; Libyan Ambassador Accuses Gaddafi of Genocide; Obama Administration Criticized Over Response to Libyan Violence; U.S., Europe and Libya Relationship Strengthened through... democracynow.org Is this kinda crap,as well as the cutting of black studies in Arizona, and the union bashing in Wyoming, the future of what is coming to states where we are in large numbers??????????????????????