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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    The Right Way To Do It

    By JGillman, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Wed Sep 14, 2011 at 03:43:19 PM EST
    Tags: Charter Schools, Michigan, Detroit, Jalen Rose, SB618 (all tags)

    I have often opined about the need to turn Detroit's schools into a charter opportunity.  This is one such opportunity taken, and is off running.

    Found at the Mackinac center.

    The whole cap is off thing happening with charter schools would be the greatest way to give the students some options and parents a choice in how well the kids are educated.

    And BTW, I love those uniforms.

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    The Mackinac Center makes a very compelling case.. (none / 0) (#1)
    by KG One on Thu Sep 15, 2011 at 08:34:29 AM EST
    ...for the "Parent Trigger" law at the 3:15 mark.

    90% of students are not at their grade level for math?!?

    This isn't by any means a knock against Mr. Rose.

    He'll be working with students who are at a comparable level.

    But what about in other districts where the students are performing at, or even above, grade level?

    Do those students deserve to have their education adversely affected because their teachers who have to spend a disproportionate amount of time getting the "newer" students up to speed?

    Exactly (none / 0) (#3)
    by archiespeck on Thu Sep 15, 2011 at 10:50:16 AM EST
    Take the caps off and demolish DPS with charters.  

    Fleeing for the suburbs will NOT solve the problem. Parents who care enough to put their child in a school such as Rose's academy is a good start.

    Establishment uber Alles (none / 0) (#4)
    by Pogo on Tue Oct 11, 2011 at 07:24:49 AM EST
         CapCon points out who the real obstacles to progress are:
     "The bill to eliminate the cap of 150 on the number of charter schools ultimately passed the Michigan Senate on a vote of 20 to 18. All Senate Democrats voted against eliminating the cap and were joined by Republicans Tom Casperson of Escanaba, Bruce Caswell of Hillsdale, Geoff Hansen of Hart, Rick Jones of Grand Ledge, Mike Kowall of White Lake and Tory Rocca of Sterling Heights."


    It passed, barely, no thanks to a half dozen Republicans who we'll no doubt see thumping their chests in front of any number of conservative groups.

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