Thursday, October 6, 2011

***Privatizing teachers removed from SB 618!!!!!!

From the Michigan Independent News Service – NEWS ALERT REGARDING SB 618

***Privatizing teachers removed from SB 618!!!!!!

The Senate today passed its first bill in the GOP education reform package, which lifts the cap on charter schools -- but the provision privatizing teachers was removed.

The Senate spent most of its time not talking about the charter cap, but debating a measure that would require schools to adopt an anti-bullying policy.

Senate Majority Leader Randy RICHARDVILLE (R-Monroe) won an amendment on General Orders that strips out language allowing teachers to be privatized. It also adds more accountability measures for charters. SB 0618, sponsored by Senate Education Chair Phil PAVLOV (R-St. Clair), passed 20-18.

The bill removes the limit of 150 university-authorized charter schools.