S&P gives Detroit public schools rating boost to investment grade

Ward, Andrew
February 1999
Bond Buyer;02/04/99, Vol. 327 Issue 30572, p31
Trade Publication
Focuses on Standard & Poor's Corp.'s decision to give the Detroit Public School a BBB-plus rating. Implications for the school district's claims of a financial recovery; School district's opposition against Michigan Governor John Engler's effort to turn over control of the school system to Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer.


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