In Michigan, a double standard on school district deficits

By Tom Gantert | Michigan Capitol Confidential

The Muskegon Heights School District has been in deficit nine consecutive years, dating back to the 2004-05 school year, according to the Michigan Department of Education.

Mosaica Education, a national charter public school operator, ran the Muskegon County school district for two years, but made no progress in ending the cycle of debt and now is ending its contract with the district.

This had a few state lawmakers and State Superintendent Mike Flanagan questioning whether the state should hand an entire district over to charter public school operators, according toan article posted on the Michigan Radio website.

at Michigan Capitol Confidential.

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