LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The state House is expected to vote on legislation that would let Michigan take the reins at some of its lowest-performing schools.
The legislation likely up for a vote Thursday would expand the Education Achievement Authority program currently operating in 15 Detroit schools.
Schools could be under the program if they're in the bottom 5 percent of lowest-achieving schools for three straight years. The number of schools would be capped at 50.
Schools would be governed by a chancellor and board of governor appointees.
Majority Republicans say the authority gives Michigan students at failing schools a chance of success.
But Democratic House Minority Leader Tim Greimel of Auburn Hills calls the program a "misguided and heavy-handed erosion of local control."
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