The Michigan Education Association — the state's largest teachers union — is praising a Republican state senators' plan to give authority over Detroit schools to a commission picked by the same interests that have presided over the long-running collapse of the city's school district.

MEA President Steve Cook: "While we still have some significant concerns, the Michigan Education Association applauds the process Senate Republicans have used."

ForTheRecord says: This is the "look" Republicans should expect when a union that has fought every significant public education reform for the last 50 years gives your team an "atta boy" for its most recent proposal.

What should the Senate GOP do instead? Here's a link to testimony given to the Michigan Legislature by Ben DeGrow, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy's director of education policy.

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