The lawsuit filed by the Detroit Public Schools Board of Education against Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb is "unprecedented," according to Education Policy Director Michael Van Beek. The board is suing Bobb in a disagreement over whether he or they control the district's academic requirements.

"I understand why the school board might be peeved," Van Beek told the Associated Press. "At the same time, any argument they make should be taken with a grain of salt. They've held the reins of this school district for the last several years and have contributed to its current position. What are they standing on?"

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Michigan Education Report has information on the lawsuit here and here.