Competition May Put Some Schools "Out of Business"

Not all school districts are responding to competition like Dearborn, Flat Rock, and Highland Park. A few districts are even crying foul—claiming to be "victims" of competition. They believe that competition has exacerbated rather than resolved problems within their districts. The 1,700-student Inkster Public Schools is one Wayne RESA district claiming such harm. Although choices are still very limited, Inkster has lost many students to competing public schools, charter schools, and private schools. Inkster faces the very real possibility of "going out of business."