The Defense of Catherine Ferguson Academy

Detroit’s Catherine Ferguson Academy to be privatized

What is Evans Solutions, Inc.?

By Nancy Hanover, 21 June 2011

The new owner of Detroit’s Catherine Ferguson Academy will be Evans Solutions, a for-profit company that specializes in “strict discipline academies” and is run by the brother of the former sheriff of Wayne County.

An attack on public education

Detroit’s Catherine Ferguson Academy to become for-profit charter school

By Toby Reese and Lawrence Porter, 20 June 2011

The decision to turn CFA, an award-winning school for pregnant and parenting teens in Detroit, into a charter operation is an attack on public education, not a victory.

SEP/ISSE holds meeting to oppose closure of Catherine Ferguson Academy

By Shannon Jones, 16 June 2011

The Socialist Equality Party and the International Students for Social Equality held a June 14 meeting in Detroit to oppose the closure of Catherine Ferguson Academy.

Detroit students speak out against closure of Catherine Ferguson Academy

By a WSWS reporting team, 14 June 2011

Catherine Ferguson Academy (CFA) in Detroit is scheduled to be permanently closed this Thursday on the last day of the school year.

Defend Catherine Ferguson Academy!

Unite all sections of the working class! Public education is a social right!

By Socialist and International Students for Social Equality, 10 June 2011

Students, teachers, parents and the working class as a whole must mobilize to reject the closure of Catherine Ferguson Academy.

School officials order closure of Detroit's Catherine Ferguson Academy

By Andre Damon, 8 June 2011

Detroit’s Catherine Ferguson Academy will be permanently closed this month, Asenath Andrews, the school’s principal, told teachers Tuesday after the school district’s emergency financial manager ordered its closure.

Video: Catherine Ferguson Academy students and teachers speak on school closures and social inequality

By Andre Damon and Jerry White, 14 May 2011

In this video, the second part of a series, Detroit students and teachers speak about the attack on public education and the impact of the closure of their school on the community.

Video: Students and staff denounce the threat to close Detroit’s Catherine Ferguson Academy

By Andre Damon and Jerry White, 13 May 2011

Catherine Ferguson Academy, located on the near westside of Detroit, is one of over 50 schools slated to be closed or sold off to charter school operators within the next month by Robert Bobb, the school district’s emergency financial manager.