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.