Michigan school chief tightening charter oversight

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich.--- Michigan's top education official says he will suspend the power of some institutions to authorize the opening of charter schools because of questions about whether they're doing an adequate job of overseeing the publicly funded but independently run schools.

The office of state schools Superintendent Mike Flanagan says he's notifying charter school authorizers "that he will be exercising his statutory authority to end their ability to authorize future charter schools."

Monday's announcement says "a recent series of news articles has raised enough questions regarding the appropriate oversight by charter school authorizers." The Detroit Free Press has run stories questioning Michigan's charter school oversight.

Flanagan's office says the Michigan Department of Education will establish rigorous measures of the "the transparency, academic, and financial practices of the charter schools of each authorizer."


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