Michigan: Time for Governor Whitmer to Keep Her Promises! – Education Article

Thomas Pedroni of Wayne State University sent the following urgent message for readersof this blog. Professor Pedroni writes: “In 2016, seven Detroit school children and their parents joined together as plaintiffs to sue the State of Michigan for depriving them of what they deemed to be their basic right— the right to access literacy in minimally sufficient learning conditions. The plaintiffs, along with the vast majority of Detroit school children, had endured years of worsening conditions in the district— exploding…

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Michigan: President of State Board Explains Why It Declined to Spend $47 Million for New Charters – Education Article

  Casandra E. Ulbrich, president of the Michigan State Board of Education, responded to an editorial in the Detroit News complaining that the State Board rejected $47 million for new charter schools. She explains why the Board declined to spend the money awarded to the state by the federal Charter Schools Program. It doesn’t need new schools or new charters. About 80% of the charters operating in the state are “for-profit.” Furthermore, as Michigan has invested in charters, its test scores…

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