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Senate passes controversial bill shifting millage money to charters

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The bill passed by the Michigan Senate would allow charter schools to collect millage revenues levied by intermediate school districts.“Republicans said the bill would treat all students — whether they attend traditional public schools or charter schools — fairly, but Democrats said the legislation was stealing money that voters approved for traditional public schools and shifting those funds to charter schools. Sen. Curtis Herte said: “This is corporate welfare. It’s stealing.”  Sen. Jim Ananich said. “the language in the bill is so vague that charter schools — some of them for-profit operators from out-of-state — could claim the funding.“The language matters and it was ambiguous at best and at the very least it's showing that we’re putting profits before educating all of our students,”

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