MAPSA Statement on Gov. Snyder’s Detroit Education Plan
The Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA) has been the voice of the public charter school movement in Michigan since 1996.
According to them, Governor Snyder’s Detroit Schools plan doesn’t work. Dan Quisenberry, President of the Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA), the state charter school association, says:
“We all agree that every child in Detroit – and every child in Michigan – deserves a great education in a great school. Everything we do should move us closer to that goal. Based on what we’ve seen, we have concerns with any plan that takes decisions out of the hands of parents, and puts them in the hands of a single, politically appointed person.
“We need to raise student achievement in Detroit and solve DPS’s financial situation, and from what we’ve seen and heard, this proposal does neither. ..
Snyder outlined a plan in April that called for the creation of a new Detroit Education District to oversee traditional and charter schools.
Ahhh.. Emphasis engaged.