A group of education activists urged Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday to speak out about settling a lawsuit filed by Detroit schoolchildren over their access to literacy. They also plan to protest by car outside her home in an effort to avoid a prolonged legal fight.

Members of 482Forward, an education organizing network in Detroit, as well as other parents, students and community members, met online Tuesday to urge Whitmer to show the same attention to addressing the needs of students in Detroit as she has to the COVID-19 crisis.

“She has shown outstanding leadership on COVID-19,” said Rev. Larry L. Simmons Sr. of Baptist Memorial A.M.E. Church in Detroit of Whitmer during the online meeting.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (Photo: MSP)

“We are asking for the same thing on this issue of

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