The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Michigan Lies about Charter Schools

May 18, 2009

Last month the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) published a report claiming the state’s charter schools were outperforming their rival public school districts.

Problem is, the report is one big lie.

Independent experts have declared that the report’s own data shows that the public schools are consistently outperforming the charter schools within their borders. This INCLUDES the Detroit Public Schools. And yet the report claims just the opposite.

Not surprising – since the report was written by a charter school advocacy organization!

These problems were pointed out to the MDE back in March. But even so, they voted to adopt it in April.

Clearly, the MDE is pushing privatization of its schools – and actively lying in order to do it!