"The schools in Detroit are poor, and it is not because we are poor," Detroit student Dana Wilson said.
Wilson wants better education for her city.
"I've also been in oversized classrooms with outdated textbooks. I've been a victim of principal turnovers," Wilson said.
She's speaking out against about Betsy DeVos — President Trump's choice for education secretary.
"Detroit students are denied daily due to the depravity institutionalized by Betsy DeVos and her duplicates," Wilson said.
"My parents drive 165 miles a week for 'quality education,'" Wilson said.
But it's not just the public schools that have issues with performance. The Detroit Free Press found that despite the billion tax dollars Michigan's charter schools get, there is corruption and little accountability — even if they don't perform well.