Tag Archives: charter authorizers

How Do Charter and Traditional School Board Members Define Accountability?

How Do Charter and Traditional School Board Members Define Accountability?

This week’s post is written by Dr. Michael R. Ford. Dr. Ford is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh.  His research interests include public and nonprofit school board governance, accountability, and education reform.    Back in February I penned a blog post here discussing some recent research I completed… Read More »

Michigan’s Accountability Blind Spot

Michigan’s Accountability Blind Spot

By David Casalaspi   A new report from the advocacy organization The Education Trust-Midwest (ETM) has raised alarm over the lack of governmental oversight of Michigan’s charter school authorizers. The report, entitled Accountability for All: The Broken Promise of Michigan’s Charter Sector, scrutinized the performance of the state’s largest charter authorizers and determined that many… Read More »

Charter Authorizer Accountability Mayhem

By Rachel White Who’s In Charge? Debate erupted over Michigan’s current charter school legal structure last May when the Detroit Free Press released a series of powerful articles focusing on the disappointing performance of Michigan’s charter schools. With titles like “Weak Michigan charter school laws enable scams, insider dealing” and “Most Michigan charter companies don’t… Read More »