charter schools

"The state needs a moratorium on the opening of new charters in order to provide enrollment stability for Michigan schools, must address the needs of high-poverty students and must address the needs of districts that are spiraling into financial disaster, State Superintendent Mike Flanagan told members of the Legislature this morning." (Detroit Free Press)

State School Superintendent Mike Flanagan has threatened to revoke the ability of some universities and other organizations to authorize charter schools unless they improve student achievement and business transparency.

WMUK

Michigan School Superintendent Mike Flanagan has threatened to pull the authority of some organizations sponsoring charter schools. But the Gongwer News Service reports that Richard McLellan, an attorney who drafted the state’s charter school law, says Flanagan will have to come up with suspension rules before he pulls the plug on any authorizing agency. McLellan says the process must allow appeals, including court challenges.

Free Press series raised concerns over accountability of charter schools in state

Randy Richardville says a "better system of checks and balances" is needed after Free Press series on charter schools

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