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'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

Detroit Public Schools' Collapse Preceded Charter School Expansion

Lehman: Restricting charters to save failed DPS 'a moral question'

… Lee Boggs School is a charter school in Detroit that … cap on the number of charters was repealed by … schools, including charter and district-run schools. Just … tests than their nearby charter school peers. While … 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 Face All of the Obstacles of Detroit Public Schools – And Overcome Them

Success at Detroit Achievement Academy and Cesar Chavez Academy-East

… time, the city s 100 charter campuses have pressed … research . National Charter Schools Week is a … third-year Detroit charters recently allowed me … Cesar Chavez Academy charter district, which spends … 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

Charter Schools Are Not to Blame for Pension Woes

The way to catch up on underfunding is not to rope more people in

… the system, namely charter school employees. State … know, the shift to charter schools in Michigan … wasn t fair that charters get to avoid the school … school choice through charter schools, cyber schools, … more

The Difference With Charter Schools

In charter schools policy debates … distinction between charter public schools and district-run … Every child in every charter school is there only … number and type of charter schools. Such restrictions … more

Yes They Are: National Magazine Says Poor Detroit Charter Schools Not Closed

Academically failing district schools a different story

… attempted to analyze public charter schools and what ails … promoted by Detroit s charter school opponents: In … operators of Detroit s charter schools almost never … tracks when and why charter schools are closed. … more

Inaccurate Claims Buoy Attacks On Charter Public Schools

'There is no such thing as a "for-profit" charter school in Michigan'

… the district, opposed charter public schools in a … that criticized some charter schools as being for profit. Charter public schools in Michigan … services yet attack charter schools for doing the … more

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Education Policy Director Ben DeGrow discusses his study and its context to Michigan's Adequacy Report in Education Spending, May 2016. To see study go to http://www.mackinac.org/22332

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