This morning, members of the state House of Representatives approved a conservative package of bills that puts Detroit school kids first, rejects a union-backed scheme to cap parental choice via a misguided Detroit Education Commission, and institutes important financial and structural reforms for the new Detroit Public School system.
The plan empowers parents to take action to prevent the kind of illegal teacher strikes that have cost Detroit students over a million hours of instruction time this school year,invests in a new District, and covers costs to keep the lights on and the paychecks coming the rest of the year.
The House should be especially commended for their willingness to oppose the union-backed “education commission,” which would have eliminated parental choice in the Motor City.
Now the bills move over to the Senate, which has its own ideas for DPS. We hope they’ll support the House plan, and soon!