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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Increased Choice?

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Sep 09, 2011 at 09:06:59 AM EST
    Tags: Schools, School Choice, Education Reform, Michigan, Phil pavlov, Senate, Legislature (all tags)

    Worthy of consideration.

    Along with education reforms proposals lifting caps for charter schools there are other reforms afoot. The lifting of the charter school cap in Michigan promises to bring some much needed competition to the education of our children.  Better schools draw more, and survive. Failing education practices .. well FAIL.  From M-Live a couple days ago:

    "Every parent in the state wants the very best for their children," state Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, chair of the Senate Education Committee. "Unfortunately, when it comes to educating our kids, adult issues too often get in the way."
    Indeed, and Pavlov wasn't finished there.

    SB0624 Sponsored by Sen Pavlov carries that competition a bit further. Appropriately allowing the financial credit for the student's attendance to move WITH the student to the school of choice, it provides incentive for schools to seek students from outside their districts.  It provides also another option for parents of students who want to learn, to provide the best possible education for their child.

    Rumor has it not all Republicans are entirely on board.

    A Little More below. ~

    Its one of those issues that seemingly has the conservative edge cutting in both directions.  For some of the same reasons offered in this forum when we discussed it before, that it would hurt local control, legislators are hesitant to jump on board. Alternately, When looking at how the long term effect would thin out the bad school effect, and motivate better methodology, others are convinced it will work.

    The arguments are legitimate in both directions.  However, conservatives with overriding local control concerns should remember space for students is still under the control of those schools.  And even if a few students are perceived to be "forced" on those schools, they are paid the same as the students in district, their parents have no vote on the boards if from outside the district, yet theoretically have the same taxpaying effect for purposes of providing for the state school budget.

    I'll go a step further.  I would suggest that if we cannot allow the credits and students to travel to the schools that serve them best, it is time to end public education funding entirely in Michigan.

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    To be perfectly honest (none / 0) (#1)
    by KG One on Fri Sep 09, 2011 at 09:52:37 AM EST
    ...I love your last suggestion.

    But politically speaking, it will be next to impossible to get implemented. Especially given our current governor.

    You're also running afoul of Article VIII § 2 .

    I once agreed with an unlimited approach to financial credit (vouchers), until I was invited into some local schools to see first-hand the type of student the money-centered approach brought with it.

    Local control definitely comes into play when the teachers and school administration cannot control students who have not previously been under any type of control whatsoever.

    I highly recommend that anyone who feels any differently to come on down to districts like Fitzgerald, Van Dyke, East Detroit or Lakeshore.

    If you do, make your visit as low key as possible. Ideally, try to find a parent you can shadow for some time and walk around with them, especially during lunch, recess and when school lets out for the day.

    If you visit them in any official capacity, I can guarantee that you'll skew what you observe.

    After that, then tell me what you think.

    LOL it's the congresscritters new code (none / 0) (#2)
    by Corinthian Scales on Fri Sep 09, 2011 at 10:44:38 AM EST
    "Unfortunately, when it comes to educating our kids, adult issues too often get in the way."

    Translation: It's for the children.

    Both sides of the aisle in Big Gummint Lansing have started using that line of crap.

    "their parents have no vote on the boards if from outside the district"

    But.. but.. it's about "educating our children".  That won't last long.  Guaranfugginteed.

    What a great waste of time.  If only the Nerd hadn't been a crony capitalist wimp...

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