Friday, December 18, 2009

Drumroll Please! Political Grandstanding 101 (Cue-up "Hail to the Victors" Film at 11)


School reform talks to resume this afternoon

Gov. Jennifer Granholm and legislative leaders will resume negotiations this afternoon on school reform measures aimed at qualifying Michigan schools for up to $400 million in federal stimulus funding.

Progress on some issues, which negotiators for all sides declined to identify, was announced just after midnight. Still at issue are what kind of limits to place on the creation of new charter schools, differences over teacher tenure protection and how to deal with schools or districts in crisis, such as Detroit.

The Legislature had been scheduled to adjourn for the year Thursday night.

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