Highland Park could charterize district

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. – The emergency manager appointed to Highland Park schools wants to turn operation of the district over to a charter management company to keep it open, according to The Detroit News.

Highland Park has an $11 million overspending crisis, which could climb another $5 million by the end of this month, according to The News.
“I would focus my time on financial stability, and the education component would then be handled through this chartering academy process,” Joyce Parker told The News.
SOURCE: The Detroit News, “Charter may control Highland Park schools,” June 19, 2012

FURTHER READING: Michigan Education Report, “Muskegon Heights Could Become Charter District,” June 8, 2012