A Failed Policy Is Set to Become the Nation’s Direction – Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly

Have charter schools failed the diversity and performance tests? Data from Michigan say yes, which makes Michigan school choice advocate Betsy DeVos becoming U.S. Education Secretary especially unsettling.

Source: A Failed Policy Is Set to Become the Nation’s Direction – Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly

State Education Board President John Austin described the Michigan choice strategy as an “an unmitigated disaster for Michigan. […] Cross-district choice is less about learning than about competing for students and money.”

Intended or not, Michigan’s aggressive approach to school choice has widened the racial disparity of its public schools and weakened its communities.

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