The Legislature won’t be getting advice any time soon from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) regarding expanding charter schools and other elements of the so-called education reform package (SB 618-624).
A “Right to Work FOR LESS” bill was introduced in the Senate today—but the proposed legislation only applies school employees represented by unions of more than 50,000 members. In practice, this applies only to MEA.
An investigative report on Colorado virtual schools shows that Colorado taxpayers will spend $100 million this year on online schools going to K-12 online students who are no longer participating in the program.
Senate Bill 618, which eliminates the cap on charter schools and allows for the outsourcing of teachers, was reported out of the Senate Education Committee and is now headed to the floor of the full Senate for a vote -- perhaps as early as next week.
In just a short period of time, Romulus Middle School went from being one of the 108 Michigan schools labeled “Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools” to the center of national attention as an education reform success story.