Instead of competition, Detroit got chaos

Without development, economic growth can “tear a city apart”

Noah Bernstein

With warped floors and peeling paint, abandoned schools litter every other block in Detroit. In 1993, Governor John Engler of Michigan signed a bill allowing for charter schools in the state. Engler and other supporters saw it as an opportunity to better the public schools by creating competition, instead they got chaos.  Ever since, charter schools have been corrupting the public school system in Detroit.