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Detroit Shows that Poverty is Not Stopping Parents from Opting for School Choice

More Detroit students in poverty attend charters than go to Detroit Public Schools

… from Detroit attending charter public schools, which … percent of Detroit charter school students are … Detroit children in charter schools than the conventional … average the Detroit charter students have higher … more

Charter School Group Warns State Superintendent

A decision to suspend charter authorizers not within the law

… the Michigan Council of Charter School Authorizers sent … authority to suspend charter public school authorizers … Procedures Act. Charter school advocates said … this week to suspend charter school authorizers … more
Conventional and charter high schools, by quartile

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

Effort to Short Circuit School Choice Laid Out

Charter moratorium bills becoming a full legislative package

… that completes the charter public school policy … moratorium on new charter schools would be imposed … September, would put the charter school moratorium in … would provide the new charter school "transparency … more

Democratic Lawmakers Target Charter Public Schools, School Choice

State Dems introduce twice as many laws to restrict charter schools than to fund roads

… an outright ban on charter public schools and the … entities that authorize ("charter") them. The bills are … when the number of charter schools in the state … by the most common chartering entity, state universities. … more

State Can’t Name Any School Closed for Poor Performance

But applies double-standard to charters

As charter public school authorizers … for poorly performing charter schools, choice advocates … threatened to suspend charter school authorizers … closed. In contrast, some charter school authorizers have … 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

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

Huffington Post Gets Charter School Study Wrong

… article titled Charter School Growth in Michigan … study of Michigan s charter schools by Stanford … that 80 percent of charters perform below the 50th … explains, Michigan public charter schools educate more … more

Charters Increase Special-Ed Enrollment

… criticism lobbed against charter public schools is that … true that historically charters have had relatively … education enrollments in charters are up dramatically. According … whose parents chose charter schools had special … more

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Police seize assets of Michigan residents who have not been charged with crimes. One man was told he could get his belongings back for a price. Another had his bank accounts frozen and was unable to pay bills. He also lost property he called "auctionable." Last year, law enforcement raised over $20,000,000 from seizing personal property.

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