Detroit school Board Election: 63 Candidates for 7 seats!

Detroit Free Press

That’s our advice to Detroit voters, who’ll be picking an entirely new school board Nov. 8.

There are 63 candidates vying for seven positions, leaving myriad possibilities for coalitions or infighting, for forward-looking governance or dwelling in the past.
Sadly, the Michigan Legislature hasn’t given full control of the district’s finances to the new board, choosing instead to empower a group of overseers to make some of the most crucial financial decisions.

Astonishing. Madison has endured a number of uncontested elections recently.