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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

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

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

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

Detroit School Boss: Charter Schools Are ‘Disastrous’

While his own district is nation’s worst, charter students do measurably better

… to be educated, and charter schools have been “disastrous” … Lions. But public charter schools are in Detroit, … against the district. Charter school students in Detroit, … schools. CREDO said the charter schools in Detroit should … 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

Charter Schools Cost Unions Millions in Dues

Every charter teacher costs unions about $1,000 a year

… academy" — also known as a charter school. But that isn’t … number of public charter schools, or even shutting … dependent on them, charter schools represent a … failing school districts, charters may even be seen as … more

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

Huffington Post Gets Charter School Study Wrong

… Post 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

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

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

Detroit Charter School Students Gaining Months of Extra Education Per Year

But coalition is critical of charters

… Detroit Schoolchildren, charter schools are also part … The report states, “Charter authorizers and charter school boards should … better coordinate all charter schools.” The report … more

Charter School Demand Continues to Rise

… demanding more public charter schools according an … there aren't enough charters to meet demand, often … caps. For every public charter school in the country, … Michigan, two-thirds of charter schools have waiting … more

Critic Cites Performance In Other States To Attack Michigan Charters

Implies that charters with 9 percent of state enrollment drag down the other 1.5 million students

… posts attacking public charter schools. In an attack … wrote, “As a result of ‘charterization,’ Michigan declined … attending Michigan public charter schools, and 1.5 million … schools. That means charter enrollment accounts … 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

Michigan Charter School Growth Modest Since Limits Lifted In 2011

Opponents predicted a charter ‘in every neighborhood’

… the number of public charter schools in the state, … the act would put “a charter school in every neighborhood.” That … shared by the anti-charter school movement. In … While that happened, charter school critic and Michigan … more

Free Press Misleads on Charter Schools

… caps on the number of charter public schools contains … dangerous.” No charter public school has ever … children who attend charters are those whose parents … increase the number of charters — that requires parents , … 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

Charter Schools Average Smaller Class Sizes

Less top heavy than conventional schools, too

… expanding the number of charter public schools. That’s … or eliminate their charter school competition. These anti-charter claims take various … common complaint of charter opponents, that charters … more

Michigan Charter Schools a Smashing Success

… of Michigan’s public charter schools, and the results … results for public charter schools and their students … study matched individual charter school students to students … conventional schools those charter school students would … 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

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

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

How Not to Measure Charter School Quality

… too many “failing [charter] school operators.” A … Trust’s analysis of charter public schools is short-sighted, … created a “cut score” for charter school quality based … School Ranking .” If a charter school performed better … 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

Dem Candidate For Governor Says: Preserve Failed Detroit Schools, Close Charters

District schools unionized, charters not — and teachers unions a major Dem funding source

… close poor-performing charter schools. Crain’s … strong stance against charter schools with low test … district schools. Public charter schools are a major … much better Detroit’s charter schools have performed … more

Charter Public Schools Give Detroit Schoolchildren Hope

Stanford University study finds charter pupils gain an extra three months of learning

… school a year when in charter public schools compared … Detroit area. Charter public schools in Detroit … previously didn't exist. Charter public schools in Detroit … the third highest charter enrollment in the … more

Meet Toya Putnam, Charter School Parent

… son to a Detroit-area charter school in Roseville. … attend the Roseville charter school. The move is … more

Politics Alive and Well in Public Schools

Brandon board won't sell vacant building to charter group

… opening a new public charter school there. The school … up going to this new charter school instead. Of … their children in the charter school over schools … says that the local charter school group is only … more

Two Charter Public Schools Being Closed

If only all schools faced the same accountability

… couple of Michigan charter public schools are facing … to Michigan's public charter schools. According … Academy of Flint’s charter because the school has … their children, but charter public schools must … more

School District, Union Working Together to Try to Ban Charter Schools

Prohibitive language written into union contract that says union, district agree not to authorize or open a charter could violate state law

Charter public schools in Michigan … creating or authorizing charter schools within the district. … 2014, it states, “ No Charter Schools .” The memo … and unions can't stop charter schools from opening … more

Governor's Plan to Fix Education in Detroit May Threaten School Choice

Under different leadership, plan could empower shutting down Detroit charters

… choice in the city. Charter school advocates fear … stop the growth of charter schools or even shut … leadership put anti-charter board members in charge. The … city. The role of charter schools in educating … more

Charter Schools Face Funding, Facility Inequities

Legislation, possible legal showdown could help shrink gap

As Michigan charter schools seek to serve … all public schools, charters included. Michigan charters, which predominately … public schools. Yet charters on average aren’t able … more

More to Charter Special Ed Gap than Meets the Eye

Disability types, local conditions drive disparity

Charter schools, like all other … bear out that Michigan charters — as in many other … placed at the feet of charter school operators. In … State University’s Charter Schools Office, attributed … more

Charter School Growth in Michigan is Not the 'Wild, Wild West'

There are 48 more charter schools since cap was lifted in 2011

… repeal a cap on charter public schools, Democrats … number” of “for-profit” charter schools would put students … Alliance for Public Charter Schools finds that while … has the fifth most charter school students in the … more

Hillary Clinton Dead Wrong: Charter Schools Must and Do Take 'Hardest to Teach'

Charters teach more low-income students, not fewer

… attending Michigan’s public charter schools come from low-income … comprised 70 percent of the charter school student population, … Hillary Clinton that charter schools don’t take the … original idea behind the charter schools … was to learn … more

School Choice Advocates Cheer Lift of Charter Public School Cap

Bill contains 'extra level of accountability' for school performance

… the number of public charter schools that can be chartered by public universities. … 22-16 margin. Charter school advocates claim … Michigan Council of Charter School Authorizers. Seventy … more

Superintendents Falsely Claim Charter Schools Shortchange Poor Children

State data shows charters serving higher percentage of low-income students than traditional public schools

… site that claimed that charter schools were serving … eligible students in charter schools than in conventional … public school districts. Charter schools had 69.8 percent … paint a picture of charter schools that is misleading," … more

Wellspring Prep Growing Strong

Diverse Grand Rapids charter readies kids for college

… Heritage Academies K-8 charter schools. Just over half … as the Grand Rapids charter school’s low-income … one of five Michigan charter high schools affiliated … development. As in many charter schools, instructors … more

Charter School Group Demands Apology from Detroit Free Press Columnist

Dickerson compared charters to liquor monopolists

The state charter school association is … equated the motives of charter school managers and … column critical of the charter school industry, Free … Dickerson said, “But the charter industry’s interest … more

Governor’s Cyber School Cuts Don’t Add Up

Online charters already perform OK for much less money

… schools, which are charter schools that provide … instruction. Currently, all public charter schools receive the … other districts and charters funded at that minimum … schools (and all other charter schools, for that matter) … more

Detroit Charter School Parents: Don’t Take Away Our Freedom to Choose

'Let them flourish' says parent about charter schools

… whose children attend charter schools and spoke to … proposal to limit public charter schools in the city. … had experience with charter schools first as a father … control of Detroit's charter and conventional public … more

Charter School Results Proving ACLU Lawsuit Wrong

Highland Park students improve math, reading scores after charter public school company took over

… School District , the charter school management company … more than just add the charter school company as a … performance, or is it about charter companies running failed … more

Charter School-Prison Comparison Misses the Mark

Analyzing recent attacks on school choice

… usual share of anti-charter hostility — with local … John Oliver skewered charter schools with 18 minutes … moratorium on new charters, which has provoked … scenario, the explosion of charter schools in the last … more

TTB a Poor Measure of Charter Performance

Free Press should use better metric

… repeatedly criticized charter public schools that … rankings  as evidence of poor charter performance. In a Sunday … rankings as proof of a " charter school mess ." And … that  Hope Academy, a charter public school, scored … more

Top 10 Charter High Schools

… list of the top 10 charter public high schools. To … more

Best Schools In Michigan Would Vanish If For-Profit Charters Were Banned

Two top-tier Democratic candidates for governor say that’s what they would do

… law includes public charter schools — are charter schools. That’s according … stop state funding for charter schools that have contracted … state funding for all charter schools. A spokesperson … 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

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

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

MEA Attack on Online Charters Misses Mark

Policy based on bad data, double standards would hurt families

… the state’s online charter schools a “spectacular … program, operated by a charter school, that primarily … from a 2015 Online Charter School Study by CREDO, … against letting any charters, including cyberschools, … more

Hypocritical Outrage Over Conventional Schools Closed Versus Charter Public Schools

Overspending sinks some public schools; 77 charter schools have been closed

… Walter French Academy charter school in Lansing closed … million more than the charter public school and was … didn't want any more charter public schools added … accountability" with charter schools when they were … 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

No Accountability? 30 Percent of Detroit's Charter Schools Have Closed

22 charters have shuttered since 1994

… law introduced public charter schools to the state … about 30 percent of the charters that have opened their … conventional public schools, charters have no semi-monopoly … school provides. If a charter school fails to deliver, … more

Contrary to Report, Charter Schools Get Less Money Per Pupil Than Conventional Schools

Media runs with faulty claim that charter public schools at fault for conventional schools financial problems

Michigan charter public schools have … report . Yet, charter public schools receive … Moody's description that charter school funding is "generous," … revenue problem. Charter public schools face … more

Failing Charter Public Schools Are Shut Down; Conventional Public Schools Remain Open

'Charter schools have traditionally been the only public schools that have been held accountable for their performance'

… schools, four were charter public schools and three … remain open. "Charter schools have traditionally … accountability for all schools — charter or traditional." Twenty-nine of … recently been converted to charter public schools or are … more

Educrats Spin Conspiracy Theories

… cap on the number of charter public schools. The … increased competition from charters. The … child’s education to a charter public school, thousands … tax dollar goes to a charter school unless parents … more

'Stranded Costs' Will Always Be Paid by Taxpayers

… to nerf public charter schools and school contractors. The unions would like charters and contractors to … regardless of whether charters or contractors are included. Both charters and school contractors … more

Detroit Charter Schools Spend Way Less Money and Get Way Better Results

Just look at the evidence

… News : The best study on charter schools in Michigan … individual students in charter schools with their “virtual … that these students in charter schools made compared … schools. The study found that charters did better than conventional … more

Mr. Dem House Leader, You're Still Not Entitled to Your Own Facts

No 'unfettered' charter school expansion; no school 'funding cuts'

… expansion of failing charter schools, and now by … says: The notion that charter schools are popping … office, there were 247 charter schools in Michigan. … an artificial cap on charters and by 2015-16, there … more

Charter School Parent 'Grateful' to Have a Choice

… daughter to a public charter school in Eastpointe. … more

Politicians: Stop Blocking the Online Charter School Door!

Online charter schools are a promising … market demand: One online charter school is being forced … of a Michigan online charter school notes that he … taxpayer dollars, given that online charter schools generally cost … more

Deficit-Ridden District Almost Demolishes Building Rather Than Take $3.5 Million From Charter

Saginaw school board eventually approves sale of vacant building to charter school

… interested party— a charter school — the Saginaw … the offer from the charter school. Francis … not the first time a charter school in Michigan has … that ban sales to a charter. Although conventional … more

National Study: Detroit Charters Should Serve as a Model for Other Communities

CREDO analysis says Detroit charter students have up to 'several months' learning advantage over traditional peers

Detroit schoolchildren in charter schools are getting … independent analyst of charter school effectiveness.” … suggest that Detroit charter schools should serve … students in Detroit charter schools receive the … more

Accountability? Nothing Appears Closer To Eternal Than A Failed Detroit School

Watch what they do, not what they say — or even what the law requires

… to share with public charter schools some of the … or conversion into a charter school. But no such … more

How Saginaw Prep Turned Around Academically

Charter school shedding 'priority' label

One mid-Michigan charter school striving not … more

Variety Isn't Discrimination

Reuters  reports  that some charter public schools in Ohio, … investigation) an Illinois charter public school actually required … However,  Michigan forbids charter public schools from … test scores. Michigan charter public schools can choose … more

ACLU Joins DeVos Assaults By Ignoring Inconvenient Charter School Truths

Charters do better, and outcompete conventional unionized schools when parents can choose

… unregulated growth of charter schools in Michigan, … evidence that proves that charters do no better at educating … opposing school choice and charter school choice in particular. Like … backgrounds, Michigan’s charter schools do an overall … more

ACLU: Study Finds Detroit's Charters May Outperform, But Their Competition Hurts Regular Schools

Organization says Detroit charter school success skews statewide record higher

… that DeVos’ support of charter schools has harmed Michigan, … “overwhelming evidence” that “charters do no better at educating … has studied Michigan charter schools. “I think … be aware of the fact charter school (and school finance) … more

A Closer Look: Michigan Radio Columnist Calls for Shuttering Charter Schools

Liberal columnist thinks best charters only open to 'well connected'

… down all of Michigan’s charter schools. Lessenberry … include quite a few charter school success stories. … Countryside Academy charter school. The school does … vastly incompetent at chartering, administering and … more

Promise of Profit Can Help Neediest Students

… Group, a for-profit charter management company, … another for-profit charter management company, … up a building for a charter public school that will  open … school). Throughout Michigan, charter school companies are … more

Detroit Success Story: Cesar Chavez Charter School

Cesar Chavez school, a charter school in Detroit, Mich., … more

Flanagan Goes too Far on Charter Schools

State TTB ranking a proxy for poverty

… conventional districts and charter public schools. And … is taking on public charter schools. MDE has just … threatening to stop 11 charter public school authorizers … University. The charter school authorizers Flanagan … more

Charter Schools Serve More Low-Income Students Than Conventional Districts

Despite claims, wealthy families are not benefiting more than poor families because of school choice

… study on Michigan charter public schools done … University study found that charter public schools had significantly … that 70 percent of the charter students were economically … reading and math when in charter schools than their peers … more

State Board Prez Fights Parental Choice

A growing push back against charter schools

… about accountability of charter public schools. He said … decision makers that charter schools need more oversight. State … authority to suspend charter authorizers that don’t … Press was critical of charter schools. Austin … more

Almost 220,000 Michigan Public School Students Rely On School Choice

Charter public schools blamed for problems with traditional public schools, but parents choose charters and other alternatives for their kids

… enrolled in either a charter school or a school of … enrolled in public charter schools and 99,301 attended … point the finger at charter schools. Moody's … Oct. 15 titled, " Charter Schools Pose Growing … 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

Detroit Charter Schools Outperform District School Peers On State Tests

In most but not all grades and subjects, the difference was substantial

Charter school students in Detroit … spring. Students in Detroit’s charter schools also scored … public schools, both charters and conventional public … “proficient” in Detroit charters and conventional district … more

Michigan Charter Schools Closing While Failing Conventional Schools Stay Open

Analyst: 'That is how charter schools are held accountable'

… Flint, Center Academy charter school and Northern … distinction between how charter schools authorizers handle … recently as saying charter school authorizers should … our bad schools, both charters and traditional schools?" … more

Detroit Had More Corruption in One Day Than John Oliver Found in Charter Schools Over 10 Years

Comedian's segment ignored rampant problems in traditional public schools

… takedown of the nationwide charter school movement concluded … 2000 – to portray a charter school movement with … Oliver talks about a charter school in Philadelphia … Early Learning Public Charter School  in Washington … more

One In Four Michigan School District Teachers Chronically Absent

That’s twice the rate of charter school teachers

… teachers in public charter schools. In Michigan, … while 12.4 percent of charter school teachers miss … and 10.3 percent of charter school teachers are … in unionized public charter schools are chronically … more

Charter School Student Enjoying Success at Stanford

Had been accepted to several top universities

… shows that students in charter public schools in Michigan … Education Outcomes (CREDO), charter students in Detroit … more

New Study Shows Better Results For Public Charter School Students Compared To Students In Conventional Schools

Stanford University report took race, poverty level, English language learner and special education status into account

… in Michigan public charter schools do better academically … followed more than 85,000 charter school students in 273 … tests. Michigan public charter school students had … policies and practices for charter schools and their authorizers … more

Academic Failure Forces Charter School Closure

When did this ever happen in a traditional public school?

Allen Academy, a charter school in the city of … 2003. A Michigan charter school shutting down … that permits failing charter schools to stay open. For … operators of Detroit’s charter schools almost never … more

Charter School Superintendent Makes Over $339K A Year

Summit Academy director Alison Cancilliari oversees high school given 'F' on report card

… the state is from a charter public school whose … parents can leave a charter public school and have … CMU has authorized 59 charter public schools. Statewide, there are 280 charter public schools. Officials … 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

Money, Not Governance, Appears Main Focus of New Detroit School Proposal

Governor wants debt relief, charter schools survive

… industry group for public charter schools in the state, … the power to close charter schools and restrict … restrict and close charters. Charter school advocates feared … more

Charter schools often shut down; other schools rarely are

… 90 poor performing charter schools. Michigan had … state law regarding charter schools. ForTheRecord … only being applied to charter schools and not conventional public schools. Charter public schools must … more

Documentary: The Highland Park Transformation

Highland Park schools were failing, but a charter school company is turning things around

… eventual switch to a charter public school system. Today, … converted to a system of charter public schools in 2012. … option, Highland Park's charter conversion is one of … operations. During the first year of charter school operation, students … more

Free Press Omits Key CREDO Charter School Finding

Students learning more from most Michigan for-profit operators

… that finds for-profit charter operators get worse … series of studies on charter school performance. … found that attending a charter school in Michigan … reading. Many more charters outperformed neighboring … more

Superintendent Uses School Email List For Politics

Head of Farmington Public Schools urges parents to oppose charter school bill

… the arbitrary cap on charter public schools. Experts … Claims Buoy Attacks On Charter Public Schools Profiting … Democrat Measure Targets Charter Public Schools Superintendents' Letter About Charter Schools 'Incredibly … more

Top 3 Public Schools in Michigan Are Charter Schools

Yet Democratic legislators proposed wiping them out

… schools were public charter schools. Wellspring … students. Michigan’s charter schools have also shined … tried to eliminate charter schools in Michigan. … the law authorizing charter schools. The amendment … 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

Challenging the Rhetoric in the War on Charter Schools – Part II

Democratic Leader: '[School choice] is a choice in theory but it really doesn't exist'

… on opening any new charter public schools in Michigan. … a moratorium on new charters is seen by some as … of an overall war on charter public schools. This … Democratic caucus regarding charter schools. The introduction … more

Fake News: HuffPost Article on DeVos Filled With Mistruths

Union officials presented simply as ‘teachers,’ hedge funds bizarrely linked to charter schools

… whom insinuated that charter schools are not public … because hardly any charter schools are unionized, … to school choice and charters. So it’s no surprise … Evans said, “It’s not charter schools. I’m going to … more

War on Charters Tied to Politics and Union Money

… public education — charter public schools. According to charter school supporters, these … The first Michigan charters were launched in 1994, … could be authorized (“chartered”) by a state university, … more

Detroit Schools Chief Wants Out of Charter School Business

Except, the state’s two best elementary schools are charters authorized by his district

… no longer authorize charter schools and focus instead … Press. ForTheRecord says: Two charter schools authorized by … time. Most Michigan charter schools are authorized … do not authorize any charters. Detroit is an exception, … more

Attorney Questions School Superintendent on Charter School Action

… suspends the ability of charter public school authorizers … the state’s law on charter schools. Richard … with his meeting with charter school Authorizers; … portfolio of public charter schools accountable. “He … more

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