schools of choice http://michiganradio.org en Neighborhood schools vs. "choice" debate about money, culture, and local control http://michiganradio.org/post/neighborhood-schools-vs-choice-debate-about-money-culture-and-local-control <p>American public education has a strong tradition of neighborhood schools within locally-controlled school districts. But that&rsquo;s changed in recent years.</p><p>The vast majority of Michigan school districts participate to some degree in what&rsquo;s known as schools of choice&mdash;meaning they&rsquo;ll accept some students from outside their district&rsquo;s borders.</p><p>Now Governor Snyder wants to make schools of choice mandatory. But many people are against that&mdash;including many in the Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe.</p> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 16:45:40 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 5037 at http://michiganradio.org Neighborhood schools vs. "choice" debate about money, culture, and local control A look at the politics behind Schools of Choice http://michiganradio.org/post/look-politics-behind-schools-choice <p>Since taking office Governor Snyder has proposed many new education reform proposals, including mandatory Schools of Choice, which would allow students throughout the state to attend schools outside of their district.</p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-983533.mp3</p><p>In this weeks political roundup we take a look at Schools of Choice with Susan Demas, political analyst for Michigan Information and Research Service, and Ken Sikkema, former Senate Majority Leader and senior policy fellow for Public Sector Consultants.</p><p> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 21:28:58 +0000 Mercedes Mejia & Jennifer White 3922 at http://michiganradio.org A look at the politics behind Schools of Choice Schools of choice proposal stirs debate http://michiganradio.org/post/schools-choice-proposal-stirs-debate <p>Opposition is mounting to a proposed requirement that all school districts in Michigan accept students from outside their borders. It&rsquo;s part of Governor Snyder&rsquo;s education reform plan. Legislation could be introduced as early as today.</p><p>Lynn Jacobs co-founded the group <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michigan-Communities-for-Local-Control-MCLC/248771021813300">Michigan Communities for Local Control </a>to fight the proposal:</p> Wed, 24 Aug 2011 17:31:07 +0000 Sarah Hulett 3897 at http://michiganradio.org Schools of choice proposal stirs debate