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Tag: SB 619
RightMichigan has been at the front of the pack when it comes to raising awareness about important school choice issues here in Michigan. With the legislature scheduled to get back to work in Lansing as early as next week, I wanted to pass through an update on a critical piece of legislation being considered by the House Education Committee.
Senate Bill 619 is the next major piece in the fight to save Michigan kids who are currently trapped in failing schools. The bill lifts the cap on what are commonly called "cyber charter schools," or virtual education. Right now in Michigan, the policy makers in their infinite wisdom have created an arbitrary cap on these virtual schools. Two. Statewide.
That's created an incredible bottleneck with as many as 5,000 parents and their children turned away and forced to rely on waiting lists for seats that by law rarely become available.
We could go on all day about the importance of lifting the cap, but who better to explain the desperate situation facing Michigan kids than Michigan parents? What follows is an interview we conducted this week with Brian and Heidi Kevelin, just two of the thousands of Michigan parents looking for options for their kids.
Interview below the break...
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