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Wed November 30, 2011
Michigan House panel OKs bill to allow more charter schools
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A proposal designed to allow more charter schools or public school academies in Michigan has taken a step forward.
The Republican-led House Education Committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would end some numerical and geographical limits on charter schools. The bill passed by an 11-6, mostly party line vote and advances to the House floor.
The measure narrowly passed the Republican-led Senate in October.
The state has roughly 250 charter schools. Supporters say more should be allowed to boost educational options in public schools.
Democrats oppose the bill and say it appears to be an effort to help charter schools that are sometimes run by for-profit companies at the expense of other public schools.