Detroit parents and students want the state to hear from them before closing their schools.
Twenty-five public schools in Detroit could be shut down for having poor test scores.
The state School Reform Office, which released the list of schools that might close, has yet to meet with parents or students from these schools.
Terry Whitfield is with 482 Forward, a citywide network of community organizations, schools groups and church groups.
He says the state needs input from the people most affected by the possible school closings.