FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (WXYZ) - Parents, teachers and school administrators are pushing back, fighting a package of education bills that they say will privatize schools in Michigan.
The superintendent of Oakland schools held an informational meeting in Farmington Hills Thursday night.
Many of the people there are against the three bills making their way through the legislature's lame duck session.
The bills include an extended EAA district for the lowest performing schools and also allows for an unlimited number of charter and online schools.
Critics say there would be no monitoring of the schools and that corporations would be running them for profit.
Supporters argue the changes are needed because they believe the public schools are failing some students.
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Jodi Arias told a jury Tuesday that she can contribute to society if allowed to live, saying she'd like to start literacy, recycling and other programs in prison.
Former Wayne County Airport CEO Turkia Mullin was awarded more than $700,000 in back wages after she was fired from that job-and now she wants more money, according to a new court filing.
As the damage is being assessed in Oklahoma, crews from South East Michigan are already on the ground offering assistance.