Republicans Want To Let Failing Schools Become Independent

By: Lauren Zakalik Email
By: Lauren Zakalik Email

Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop, (R) Rochester, and Sen. Wayne Kuipers, (R) Holland, unveiled a plan today that would allow failing public schools to become "independent" schools in order to turn things around.

Kuipers insisted these would not be "charter" schools, but rather independent schools with heavy accountability from the state. Parents and teachers would have to vote to turn the schools into independent schools, and the schools could be sponsored by a number of institutions, like mayors, universities or the State Board of Education.

Tune into News 10 at 5 and 6 for more on this plan.

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