For more than two decades, Michigan’s charter schools have been quietly delivering some very exciting results. Student growth and achievement, program innovation and vital connections made with traditionally underserved populations have helped breathe new life into the state’s K-12 landscape.
It has been three months since a newly elected Detroit school board began running the city’s public school system after a decade of state mismanagement. And to say that things are still chaotic is an understatement…. Detroit’s African-American fourth-graders have the lowest reading performance in the country.