Hearing Today For Michigan School Aid Act Rewrite

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
Gov. Rick Snyder has turned the job of rewriting Michigan

In this photo taken May 9, 2012, Dillon Elledge, 8, right, and Brody Kemble, 7, second from right, work with flash cards in their all-boys classroom at Middleton Heights Elementary in Middleton, Idaho. Middleton is believed to be the only public school in Idaho offering all-boy and all-girl classrooms, though the movement is widespread in other states and is now being targeted by the American Civil Liberties Union in a bitter struggle over whether single-gender learning should be continued. (AP Photo/Jessie L. Bonner).

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Gov. Rick Snyder has turned the job of rewriting Michigan's 1979 school aid act over to the Oxford Foundation-Michigan.
The group plans to hold its first hearing at 10 a.m. Tuesday in downtown Lansing.
Coordinator Richard McLellan says the Republican governor wants an updated law that reflects the Any Time, Any Place, Any Way, Any Pace public school learning model he supports. The law is rewritten each year with the school aid budget.
McLellan says the effort won't affect school funding.
He says as many as 90 people will attend the initial hearing. A draft is expected to be completed in October and the final draft given to Snyder in late fall as he prepares his 2013 budget.
The group has a page on Facebook.

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  • by Wow on Jul 18, 2012 at 12:12 PM
    Sue you should be sorry. 5 white men who are NOT educators making decisions iabout education is very scary. Children are not drones that are turned out of a business despite Snider's wishes. It's all about the money to be made Not the product. Get real...leave the racists remarks out of the conversation. Too many jump on that idea when they have no facts to use.
  • by Sarah Location: Ingham on Jul 17, 2012 at 03:16 PM
    I'm sorry, but, the black woman who mentioned that she was a black woman educator and Gov. Snyders re-write proposal committee is made up of 5 white men who are not educators is a racist! Period!! Why did she mention the colors of white and black? If it were reversed, the Rev. Jessie Jackson would now be in town and there would be a law suit of some sort or a protest or a parade.
  • by Bob Location: Lansing on Jul 17, 2012 at 09:57 AM
    So districts like Lansing will be left with all the sp. ed and low life trouble makers no one else will except. So who will pay for all the empty bushings ?
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