Detroit Press covers the action on the legislation moving in MI to position the state for Race to the Top.* Money quote from Democratic House education chairman Tim Melton:
“What’s been terrible for me the last few years is watching the communities that are most affected by this, that are Democratic districts, and Democrats seem to be the ones that don’t want to stand up and say enough is enough,” Melton said. “Well, enough is enough.
“Let’s get the best operators in the country in the areas with the highest need. Let’s close down the bad operators. Lets give parents the choice. … We know now that the new civil rights movement of our generation is quality education.”
*(disc – I’ve testified in the MI House and Senate on these bills).