Mich. board proposes changes to bill on governor's school takeover

11/21/2012 | Detroit Free Press

The Michigan Board of Education passed a resolution on a 5-2 vote recommending changes to proposed legislation that would place "failing" schools taken over by the Education Achievement Authority under the authority of the governor instead of the state board. Opponents of the bill disagree with allowing the new EAA to take over schools performing higher than the bottom 5 percent and exempt them from state testing. Proponents say the current system under the state board's control is not working and the bill would expand school choice.

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