Election of Democratic majorities in the Michigan House and Senate is a warning shot for the state’s public charter schools.
The incoming bicameral majorities and reelected Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have already signaled antipathy toward public charter schools. Drawing much of the Democrats’ ire are for-profit education management organizations operating 42% of public charter schools in Detroit alone as of 2021.
Holly Wetzel, director of public relations for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, told The Center Square that Whitmer already has supported cutting state aid for public online charter schools and warned the governor could roll back the lift on enrollment caps that former Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, signed into law in 2011.
“It is likely that charter schools will unfortunately continue to face proposed budget decreases, potential closures, and other attacks from Democratic lawmakers this upcoming session,” Wetzel said. “This would be a slap in the face to the […]
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