Schools chief: Work group should be disbanded - WNEM TV 5

Schools chief: Work group should be disbanded

Posted: Updated:
LANSING, MI (AP) -

Michigan's schools chief says a work group that's been meeting behind closed doors to develop a lower-cost model for K-12 public education should be disbanded.

State Superintendent Mike Flanagan told The Detroit News Monday that he's pulling a Department of Education employee off the group. Flanagan says "perception is a problem" and officials should start over while trying to "assure transparency."

The News, citing meeting minutes and reports, first reported about the group Friday. It said the model has a funding mechanism that resembles school vouchers. Documents say the aim is to create a "value school" that costs $5,000 per child annually to operate.

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder last week confirmed the existence of the group. Officials have argued it's a brainstorming group, not a public group.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

  • Fast Feedback

  • Should a group hoping to lower costs of education be disbanded?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll!

Powered by Frankly
WNEM
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.