Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Charter Schools Have Clout in Lansing, Part One

Lobbyists really do sometimes hang out in the lobby while a legislative group is in session.

We continue to follow the excellent series in the Detroit Free Press focusing on charter schools in Michigan.  What first drew our attention for this blog was the article focusing on Summit Academy schools Downriver.  Having started there, we can't help but follow up.

Today's focus is on the clout the lobbyists for charter schools have in Lansing, particularly among Republicans.  Their lobbyists can bring an impressive amount of money for a legislative supporter, or against one who votes against them.

Part Two will be a video commentary.  Look for it.


Link:
http://www.freep.com/article/20140625/NEWS06/306250030/charter-lobby-Michigan-GLEP