Detroit's Communication & Media Arts (C.M.A.) High School is in a bind: even though their students excel, their facilities are completely falling apart. Kavon and Torri show us that when you enter C.M.A., all you see is a crumbling facade.
Broken windows, rusted-over drinking fountains, cracked ceiling tiles, and toilets in need of repair: these are just some of the signs of a school in major distress. To ward off the rain, teachers have tried patching up broken windows with cardboard.
Although academically speaking, C.M.A. is one of Detroit's best schools, it will most likely be shut down. In its decrepit state, it's just too much of a liability.
Principal Donya Odom says C.M.A. is in a fight for its life. And with a 97% attendance rate and a 97% graduation rate, it's just not right. The staff and student body should not be forced to relocate.
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