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RNC and MRP Guidance Has Been Ignored
State Senator Mike Kowall (R) was front and center at a town hall for his constituents a couple days ago. That's the most people they've ever had attend one of his in-district office meetings.
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Figured I would toss this update in here. Charter schools, and the competition they offer can do much by encouraging all sectors to a higher performance standard.
LANSING - As students across Michigan end the fall semester and prepare to break for Christmas, the state House of Representatives on Wednesday approved Senate Bill 618, legislation to lift the arbitrary cap on charter schools in Michigan, empowering parents and putting children first.
Two-thirds of the state's charter schools, most in urban districts like Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit, have waiting lists as parents demand more choices and better results for their children.
"Parents want the best for their children, and that starts with a quality education," said the bill's sponsor, Senate Education Committee Chair Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township. "Today's action by the House of Representatives to lift the cap on charter schools and give parents quality options for their kids' education is a critical step toward improving Michigan's whole education system."
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Be sure to give them an 'attaboy.'
Regular readers know Michigan State Senator Kahn and a couple of others are on a watch list. At times some of us have asked that you contact them in opposition to their "mistaken" positions regarding legislation. Typically legislation that is neither conservative, or even remotely 'Republican' in its nature.
If you happen to come across any these legislators during your calls, or emails, etc., be sure to give them a little positive feedback on one particular piece of legislation; 2011 SB 638.
A bill to designate English as the official state language; to provide certain rights; and to provide the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies and officials.
Senators KAHN, GREEN, COLBECK, WALKER, BRANDENBURG, HANSEN and PAPPAGEORGE are right on target in sponsoring this legislation that will save state government in a number of ways.
This legislation comes before the Government Operations Committee:
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 @ 1:00 p.m.
Let them know you support it, and that it is about time.
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