Mich. Achievement Authority a Lightning Rod for Controversy
As Michigan's Education Achievement Authority nears the end of its first fully operational semester, a battle rages over its present and its future.
The statewide school system, which took charge of 15 schools in Detroit this fall, has been the subject of disputes in recent weeks about governance, educational models, and equity in a city notoriously plagued by financial issues, depopulation, racial tensions, poverty—and low student achievement.
Michigan is among a number of states, including Tennessee and Louisiana, that have formed state-level authorities to manage their most troubled schools. The progress of those ventures is being closely...
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