The Educational Achievement Authority, which is responsible for 15 schools in Detroit, is under the jurisdiction of Eastern Michigan University.

The board of EMU, 7 of whose 8 members are appointed by Governor Rick Snyder, refused to close it down, despite years of scandals and poor academic performance.

The children will continue to attend failing schools, under Governor Snyder’s control, because he has not a clue what to do. They are not his children. They are an abstraction to him.