The Defense of Catherine Ferguson Academy
Detroit’s Catherine Ferguson Academy to be privatized
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.