House Republicans and Gov. Rick Snyder are working on a corporate takeover of Michigan’s public schools. House Bill 6004 would expand the Education Achievement Authority and give it the ability to take over schools that fall in the bottom 5 percent of performance.
This authority would then force a district to lease school buildings to for-profit companies that want to turn schools into charter academies. Under this law, the authority will decide what to do with the schools built with our tax dollars. The EAA robs parents and democratically elected school boards of their ability to have a voice in how their kids’ schools are run.