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Do We Need More Cyber Charter Schools?
Senate Bill 619 (S-1), as passed the Senate and is currently before the House Education Committee. It seeks to expand enrollment in online learning for Michigan’s children without regard for past success or sustainability. These Cyber schools would get the full foundation allowance with no oversight or accountability, and would not have to comply with the same transparency, curriculum, or grade level content standards. We oppose SB 619 and urge you to send an email to your legislators asking them to vote NO on the bill. Send a e-mail to your State Representative asking them to vote no on the bill to expand Cyber Charter Schools.
Senate Bills 622(S-5), 623(S-5), 709(S-3), and 710(S-3), as passed the Senate, are currently before the House Education Committee and will be in front of the full Michigan House soon. These bills would broaden the current guidelines for dual enrollment participation by amending the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act and the Career and Technical Education Act. AFT Michigan supports dual enrollment for High School Students, but these bills have some serious flaws. These bills increase the drain on state revenues with home-schooled and private-school pupils accessing tuition free higher education paid for by tax-payers! We urge you to send an e-mail to your State Representative asking them to vote NO on these bills.
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