Mich. Lawmakers Stumbling on Schools Changes
Michigan's effort to win up to $400 million in additional federal funding for schools threatened to get sidetracked Thursday by bipartisan bickering.
Democrats who run the Michigan House and Republicans who control the Senate said they were still hopeful compromises could be reached on school reforms to win Race to the Top money offered by the Obama administration. Lawmakers were hoping to craft a package before their scheduled adjournment for the year, which could come as soon as early Friday. They were preparing for a possible all-night session.
One of the key hang-ups is disagreement over how to allow charter schools to expand in Michigan. House Democrats favor rules that charter school supporters say would result in limited expansion only in poorly performing districts. Senate Republicans favor rules that would allow greater...
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