Michigan: The Effects of Charters on a State That Once Had Fine Public Schools

11 Jun

Discover why Betsy DeVos, when asked about public education in her home state of Michigan, changes the subject to Florida.

Diane Ravitch's blog

It is no secret that the DeVos family controls state education policy in Michigan. As Betsy DeVos has acknowledged, when they make campaign contributions, they expect to see the changes they want.

Since DeVos took control, education in Michigan has been in decline. The state has hundreds of charter schools. Accountability is minimal. DeVos likes it that way. Michigan is the only state where 80% of charters operate for profit. That means less money for instruction because investors come first in a for-profit business.

Last year, the New York Times Magazine ran a very good article about the charter mess in Michigan. It points out that 70% of the charters are in the bottom half of state performance. So much for “saving poor kids from failing schools,” more like privatizing schools for profit without regard to the kids.

“The results have been stark. The 2016 report by the Education…

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Posted by on June 11, 2018 in Uncategorized


4 responses to “Michigan: The Effects of Charters on a State That Once Had Fine Public Schools

  1. reibelcastillo

    June 13, 2018 at 10:31

    California vs Michigan( CALIFORNIA)
    California vs Florida. ( CALIFORNIA )
    Why ? Thanks God , Diane and Lloyd for your kindness and great information. Upgraded.
    Villadosa is out of the race , so farm so 😊 .
    Thanks audience

    • Lloyd Lofthouse

      June 13, 2018 at 12:22

      Villagarosa is out of this race and maybe finished in politics, but this is not the end of the racist, hate loving Alt-Right Deep State’s subervsion of the US Constitution and state constitutions across the country. We are at war — with the
      Alt-Right Deep state and their assembly line of fake conspiracy theories and lies.

      Nikita Khrushcev once said the United States would destroy itself from within. It’s starting to look like he was right.

      • reibelcastillo

        June 13, 2018 at 14:36

        That is what always sought, the country that always is been inside as a troublemaker Soviet Union – short term Reagan vs Mijael I said finish no more Communism ( 1988-2008 ) “Freedom “ in Rusia . Now the overwhelming coming back of the Troublemakers Rusia again , wow men and China a very strong country a peaceful country and here we are in the midlle as the real troublemakers . I really don’t know how things like that happens , when this country got the smarter Tegnologîa the super powerful potency the hole world mocked at us it’s something that I really cannot understand it’s very sad and well Nikita Khrushcev Nikita Khrushcev once said the United States would destroy itself from with in.
        Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. Abraham Lincoln
        Read more at:

        Let’s see how America react when we realize that Abraham Lincoln died for a good cause , now evils people are doing evils and destroying everyone who want to protect a good cause.
        In God I trust only .
        Let’s go Lloyd once you told me the future is bleak I told you today , today is bleaker .
        Let’s see if California can’t stand we ether . Wow

      • Lloyd Lofthouse

        June 13, 2018 at 16:38

        Russia has been a problem for most of Europe, the British Empire, the Chinese — for centuries.


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