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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-30-09 07:54 PM
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Gov. Jennifer Granholm to sign Michigan school law changes Monday
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Source: Associated Press

Sweeping changes in Michigan education policy will be signed into law by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on Monday.

The legislation recently passed by the Legislature will allow the state to take over districts that are performing poorly in academics. Charter school operators with good track records will be able to open new locations and the state's dropout age will rise from 16 to 18.

The bills were passed as part of an effort to win up to $400 million for schools through the Obama administration's Race to the Top competition. But supporters of the changes say they are worth making even if the state doesn't get any extra money as a result.

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  -Gov. Jennifer Granholm to sign Michigan school law changes Monday Freddie Stubbs  Dec-30-09 07:54 PM   #0 
  - Dropout rate should be lowered, not raised  naaman fletcher   Dec-30-09 08:24 PM   #1 
  - I really disagree  blue_onyx   Dec-30-09 08:36 PM   #2 
  - That sounds great...  naaman fletcher   Dec-30-09 08:45 PM   #4 
  - They can do both  blue_onyx   Dec-30-09 09:12 PM   #7 
     - They "can", yet for some reason they don't.  naaman fletcher   Dec-30-09 09:13 PM   #8 
        - And you assume they'll learn a trade instead  blue_onyx   Dec-30-09 09:22 PM   #10 
           - They used to..  naaman fletcher   Dec-30-09 09:31 PM   #11 
  - I dis agree  lostinseganet1   Jan-02-10 01:56 PM   #23 
     - LOL.  PassingFair   Jan-02-10 10:55 PM   #24 
  - I agree...  Iowa   Dec-30-09 08:40 PM   #3 
  - I agree with you, Iowa!  janx   Dec-30-09 09:42 PM   #13 
  - I meant dropout AGE, not rate, of course. eom.  naaman fletcher   Dec-30-09 08:45 PM   #5 
  - How many schools still teach trade related classes?  LiberalFighter   Dec-30-09 09:14 PM   #9 
  - They should make programs  TheModernTerrorist   Dec-30-09 11:34 PM   #20 
  - They won't stick around if they don't want to. Besides the Merit HS curriculum is a heart breaker.  MichiganVote   Dec-30-09 08:46 PM   #6 
  - This is all about getting Arne's bribery money.  tonysam   Dec-30-09 09:36 PM   #12 
  - Things change, tonysam.  janx   Dec-30-09 09:44 PM   #14 
  - Boy, you need to read the education threads.  tonysam   Dec-30-09 10:28 PM   #17 
  - Thanks tonysam for your posts  erinlough   Dec-31-09 09:27 AM   #22 
  - Jen's a DINO  placton   Dec-30-09 10:14 PM   #15 
  - She is far from a DINO  blue_onyx   Dec-30-09 10:27 PM   #16 
  - Thank you Governor Granholm......  kayla9170   Dec-30-09 10:50 PM   #18 
  - Also, Michigan has some of the BEST Trade Programs  kayla9170   Dec-30-09 10:59 PM   #19 
     - Lack of funding has killed most trade programs at my local school.  Kaleva   Dec-31-09 05:38 AM   #21 

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