Progress Michigan Executive Director Statement on EAA Expansion

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News from Progress Michigan

March 20, 2014

Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574sam@progressmichigan.org

Progress Michigan Executive Director Statement on EAA Expansion

LANSING — Today, the Michigan House passed a series of bills that expand Gov. Rick Snyder’s experimental Education Achievement Authority school district. The controversial district has been shown to have accountability and transparency issues, poor respect for teachers and unproven results.

“The governor and conservative legislature have once again shown that kids and communities are not their priority,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “The EAA is a failed experiment by every measure, but the governor and his cronies in the legislature only care about making their wealthy donors happy and destroying the public education system in their push to promote the for-profit education model.”

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