#ICYMI: Op-eds from the week that was
■Detroit Public Schools emergency manager Darnell Earley says fixing Michigan’s most troubled school system takes a relay team. As the fourth man to serve in the post, Earley believes his 10-point plan for fixing the district will make it strong financially and competitive academically. Earley: “It’s my job to bring us through the home stretch and over the finish line, which is financial sustainability and educational competitiveness.”
■Nolan Finley writes that no matter how wrongheaded President Barack Obama might be in nuclear negotiations with Iran, the 47 GOP senators who wrote a letter to the Iranian leadership were out of line. “Affirming to an enemy that Washington is in chaos is no way to protect American interests,” Finley writes.
■Frank Beckmann takes a broad look at American politics, from Hillary Clinton’s private email account to the state’s decision to give a $50,000 bonus to Jack Martin, former emergency manager of Detroit Public Schools, and says declining public trust is a sign of the times. Said Beckmann: “The reality is that we have too many people who give us reasons to be cynical about leadership in our country.”
■ Read those stories and more at detroitnews.com/opinion.