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May 14, 2020

Governor Whitmer and Plaintiffs Announce Settlement in Right to Read Literacy Case

LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer and plaintiffs in the Gary B. right to read literacy case issued the following joint statement tonight announcing a settlement agreement:

“We are pleased to announce that we have reached a settlement that will help secure the right of access to literacy for students in Detroit who faced obstacles they never should have faced. This landmark court decision recognizes that every child in Michigan deserves an opportunity to obtain an education, which is essential to having a strong foundation in life and a brighter future.”

Additional details on the settlement agreement will be forthcoming later today on Thursday, May 14.