US state faces lawsuit for sub-standard education

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The American Civil Liberties Union says the US state of Michigan and the Highland Park School District failed to properly educate the state's children. The accusation has prompted a class-action law suit - the first of its kind, says hundreds of students from the Detroit-area district are functionally illiterate, and are not reading well enough for their age. The school district has not responded to the legal action and already facing an $11 million deficit, and so the problem may not be corrected anytime soon. Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler explains.

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