Detroit Schools Fight for Market Share With Kids as Commodities

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Monica Johnson, from the Office of Parent Engagement at the Detroit... News PhotoBankruptcy,City,Detroit,Education,Horizontal,Listening,Meeting,Michigan,Midwest USA,North America,Office,Strategy,The Americas,USAPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergMonica Johnson, from the Office of Parent Engagement at the Detroit Public Schools (DPS), listens during a strategy meeting in the 'war room' at DPS offices in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. An all-out battle to attract Detroits dwindling pool of students is engulfing the citys competing schools even as plans for a civic renaissance count on them to retain residents and stabilize neighborhoods. Photographer: Bryan Mitchell/Bloomberg via Getty Images