Grosse Pointe 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