The best interpretation that can be put on these events is that it’s a giant uncontrolled experiment on the state’s children by people who have the best of intentions. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case with this proposal, which is a massive diversion of public funds to private and corporate interests.
Unfortunately, but not unexpectedly, these proposed changes will most negatively affect those school systems with the highest concentrations of poverty and of students with the greatest educational needs.
I wish that somehow this proposal would miraculously improve the quality of teaching and learning for all young people in Michigan. But that would require a miracle, and I don’t see one coming on the horizon.