By STEVEN COOK/President – Michigan Education Association
There is more evidence that for-profit charter schools are part of the problem, not the solution. This time, the focus is on “cyber” or online charter schools.
EAST LANSING, Mich., November 10, 2015 – The state Senate is expected to take up SB 279 and 280 this week, legislation that would prohibit school districts from negotiating release time for union officers and would eliminate retirement credit for school employees who work on a release time basis.
Long-awaited statewide scores from last spring’s Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) are low, but that really comes as no surprise since this was the first time the online test using higher standards and expectations was given.