Put Our Children First

Dear Governor and Members of the Michigan Legislature:

Schools are supposed to be about children.

Not money. Not power. Not endless debates about traditional public schools versus charter or private.

We have schools to educate our children — all of them, fully and adequately.

We can agree on that, can’t we?

And if we can find common ground on that, can we agree that Michigan’s relaxed grip on our charter school system needs to be tightened?

Free Press reporters recently looked deeply into two decades’ worth of charter school history in Michigan and found the good, the bad and the many self-interests that put children anywhere but first.  Read More