Quite a commotion has erupted at Michigan this month as the mayor of Detroit and governor turned their noses up at a $200 million gift offered to the public school system by philanthropist Robert Thompson. A retired asphalt magnate, Mr. Thompson offered to give the money to set up 15 new high schools.The catch was that the new schools would be charter schools….

“Every time a kid leaves the Detroit system that’s $7,000 walking out the door,” [Detroit mayor Kwame] Kilpatrick told the Detroit News…. [Daily Sun]

Get that? They don’t want to save the taxpayer money. They just want bigger budgets to play with. Ride them out of town on a rail.

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