Parents, teachers fight against bills that say may privatize Michigan schools

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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