LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Republican-led House Education Committee is resuming discussions on legislation to allow more charter schools in Michigan while Democrats continue to oppose the plan.
The education committee has scheduled hearings for Tuesday and Wednesday on the legislation that would end some numerical and geographical limits on charter schools. It narrowly passed the Republican-led Senate in October.
The state has roughly 250 charter schools. Supporters say more should be allowed to boost educational options in public schools.
Democrats say it appears to be an effort to help charter schools that are sometimes run by for-profit companies at the expense of other schools.
Democratic Sen. Rebekah Warren of Ann Arbor on Tuesday plans to propose a constitutional amendment to ban for-profit schools. It's unlikely that proposal would advance in the Republican-led Legislature.
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