The story below comes from a blog posting by Steven Cook of the Michigan Education Association: An example of privatization and perhaps the early stages of transforming schools teaching into a form of contract work. More about this later
EM Turns Muskegon Heights Schools into Chart District, Terminates StaffPosted on 05/29/12 at 2:04pm
Late last Friday afternoon, Don Weatherspoon, Muskegon Heights’s appointed Emergency Manager (EM), announced his plan to turn the school district into the first charter school district in Michigan. He is taking bids from private companies and is expected to award the job on June 6.
Earlier in the week, teachers were notified they were being laid off and could reapply for their jobs. Now, however, they’ve been told they are terminated and their jobs sold off to the lowest bidder. Read More