Friday, September 2, 2011

Michigan Bill To Privatize Public School Teaching Sparks Concerns

Michigan Bill To Privatize Public School Teaching Sparks Concerns:

Michigan Bill To Privatize Public School Teaching Sparks Concerns


First Posted: 9/2/11 06:34 PM ET Updated: 9/2/11 06:40 PM ET


Michigan state Republicans said this week they are preparing a package of bills to privatize public school teaching -- eliciting concerns about working conditions and trading academic quality for cost effectiveness.

The legislation prepared by state Republican Sen. Phil Pavlov, who chairs the state Senate's education committee, would allow private, for-profit companies to compete for teaching jobs in public schools and would limit the power of teachers unions in seeking compensation packages.

But few specifics are known about the bill package, which has yet to be officially introduced. And Pavlov isn't divulging much more -- for now.

"I don't mean to be vague about this," Pavlov told The Huffington Post. "I can tell you everything on Wednesday."

Pavlov did provide a general outline of the plan, but with minimal details. "This package of bills will increase choice in many facets in Michigan in a way

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