Michigan’s “thriving” charter schools are worse than public schools, with no accountability (Detroit Free Press)

Detroit Free Press Investigation: Michigan Charters Get Poor Results, Have No Accountability

By dianeravitch

June 23, 2014

After a year-long investigation, the Detroit Free Press published a scathing report on the state’s thriving charter sector.

Charter schools receive $1 billion in taxpayer funding with virtually no accountability.

They get worse results than traditional public schools.

140,000 children attend charter schools in Michigan.

Michigan has more for-profit charters than any other state. The for-profit organizations are secretive about their finances because they are private.

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