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New York Times Wrong: Detroit Charter Schools Didn't 'Desert' Kids, the City Did

Mayor and city council banned selling shuttered schools to charters serving neediest children

… reporting on Michigan’s charter schools has raised eyebrows … that well-heeled anti-charter school interests in … resources to compete with charter school defenders, including … story also suggested charter schools had declined … more

Another Charter School Critic Misses the Mark

Accountability? Failed charter schools are closed; no record of same for district schools

… question the value of charter schools in Michigan … repeats a claim by anti-charter interests that Michigan … the “wild west” of charter schools. The column … oversight of Michigan charters so she can have an … more

Measuring the Value of Charter Schools

… Bridge Magazine  that charter public schools are twice … of conventional and charter public schools. The … is, he's comparing charter public  schools  to … will appear mediocre. Charter public schools, without … more

'Reckless Expansion' of Charter Schools? Not Quite

Just four more Michigan charters in three years

… increase in the number of charter schools in Michigan … enacted its law governing charter schools 22 years ago. The … cap on the number of charters in 2011. A brief surge in charter schools followed, with … more

Healthy Charter Sector Belies Need for Commission, Extra Regulation

… the ability to close charters it deems unsuccessful. … nationwide trade group for charter schools gave Michigan … health of its public charter school sector. For the … Alliance for Public Charter Schools ranked Michigan … more

For First Time Ever, Fewer Michigan Charter Schools

More than a dozen charters closed for poor academics, but zero district schools

… a rash of claims by charter school critics that the state’s charter school landscape is … the first Michigan charter school opened in 1993-94 … that the number of charter schools in Michigan … more

School Choice Opponents Recycle Myths as Trump Picks DeVos for Education

No myth: Most children in charters learn more than peers in district schools

… characterized Michigan charter schools as corrupt and … options are confined to charter schools, but the performance … DeVos. “Eight out of 10 charter schools in MI perform … percent of Detroit’s charter schools rank in the … more

Cherry-Picking Michigan Charter Data Leads to Wrong Conclusions

Based on the best evidence, charter schools are a net benefit

… comes to the record of charter schools, Education Trust-Midwest … of public education: charter schools. It's appropriate … discussion about what more charter schools could do to … express frustration that charters haven't raised the … more

Detroit Charters Far Outperform Traditional Schools

Mackinac’s CAP scores align with rigorous research findings

… the state of Detroit charter schools and her work … benefits of Detroit charters. Ponnuru compared the … CREDO study , Detroit charters “often” perform as … found nearly half of charters helped students learn … more

This Fall Will Be the First Time There are Fewer Charter Schools

'Flood' of charters claim doesn't hold water

… has been a flood of charter schools in Michigan. The … “Michigan opened the charter school floodgates in … the worst-performing charters into the poorest cities.” ForTheRecord … year there were 298 charter schools in Michigan, … more

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Jim Riley got his own fiscal house in order so he could retire. Now he wonders why his city government can’t do the same for their employees, and taxpayers who could end with huge bills from the unfunded retirement liabilities.

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