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Thu February 28, 2013
Measuring how charter schools perform in Michigan
In 2011, Governor Snyder signed a law to increase the number of charter school contracts around the state.
This bill allowed the state to have up 300 charter schools by the end of 2012.
And by the end of 2015, have unlimited caps.
When it comes to the topic of charter schools in Michigan, the question to be answered is whether there is an academic difference in charter schools operated by for-profit companies versus charters run by non-profits?
That question is the focus of a piece appearing in today's Bridge Magazine.
We spoke with Bridge writer Ron French and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Williams, from Public Sector Consultants.
They gave us a rundown on charter schools in Michigan and how they compare with other states.
To hear the full story click the audio link above.