Saturday, October 1, 2011

More Competition? More Administrative Expenses!

With all of the other legislation affecting local control issues (changing the schools elections to November, mandating Schools of Choice and All Day Kindergarten) as well as charter schools (under Parent Empowerment, charters under universities would be opened up and cyber schools would be encouraged) it is hard to see why additional legislation is needed to "open up" Michigan to potentially for profit national charter school companies.  We see this as undermining the public schools infrastructure and locally elected school boards.  We also see this as a lack of fiscal constraint because parallel administrative services would siphon off money intended to go to educating children.  Lucy Lafleur