A new study shows African-American, poor and academically weak students tend to be the ones opting for Michigan’s "schools of choice" program.
In 1994, Michigan began allowing school districts to enroll students from outside their borders. Since then, tens of thousands of Michigan school children have opted out of their local public schools. More than 200,000 students now attend "schools of choice" or charter schools.
Michigan State University researchers wanted to know who these students are.