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.4s charter schools increase across the state
key players differ on effectiveness, purpose
It's a grand old flag
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"I would be supportive of that mission if it fit
4 o the academic mission of our university and if it
were done in a fiscally responsible manner,"
Horning said. "Charter schools that have been char-
tered at other universities have been successful.
Brandon brings to the table some involvement."
But Regent Olivia Maynard (D-Goodrich) said
she is not convinced that charter schools have lived
up to their promises.
"I have some real difficulties with charter
schools," Maynard said. "I would not like to see any
expansion until we know more about them."
Maynard said her concerns include the possibili-
of charter schools not being held to the same
tough standards as public schools and the charter-
ing organizations' failing to keep a close eye on the
way the school is run.
Brandon stressed that the debate over charter
schools should not be a political issue because they
benefit all parties involved.
"This provides a great incentive for public
schools to get their act together," he said. "It raises
the bar that public schools are shooting for."
V Brandon isn't alone in his support for this alter-
tive approach to K-12 education.
In his State of the Union address last January,
President Clinton pledged his support for the idea,
setting a goal to get 3,000 charter schools up and
running across the country.
John Truscott, spokesperson for Gov. John
Engler, said the governor believes charter schools
expand educational options for Michigan residents.
"He has always been a supporter of charter
schools because they give parents and students the
optimal choice for education," Truscott said.
*State Rep. John Hansen (D-Dexter) said in theo-
ry, charter schools offer a great opportunity for
alternative means of educating, but sometimes
there are other motivating factors in the decision to
form the schools.
"If it's done for the right reasons it's a good
thing," Hansen said. "But if it's done so affluent
white kids can avoid sitting next to someone who is
'none of the above,"' they can be detrimental.
Hansen, who served as superintendent of Dexter
Public Schools, also mentioned his belief that
CMU's involvement with charter schools came as a
result of Engler's power to appoint the trustees to
the school's board of directors. Engler had a desire
to see more charter schools in Michigan and
appointed trustees who would carry out those plans,
In order for a charter school to become fully
operational and receive funding from the state, an
organization such as CMU must first accomplish
several things, including providing start-up costs,
a facility to house the school and attracting stu-
As long as the school complies with all public
school rules and regulations, the state will provide
the $5,500 to 5,600 it allots for each student in the
public school system.
This fact worries some opponents, including
Education junior Karen Miao, who said charter
schools drain money from the budget of the already
financially-strapped public school system in
Michigan. Miao said she is also not convinced of
the educational benefits.
"I'm not that familiar with them, but from what
I've seen, there hasn't been a lot of evidence to sup-
port results from them," Miao said.
"I'm much more comfortable teaching in a pub-
lic school," she added.
But Patrick Irwin, board president of Caesar
Chavez Academy, said he has seen the enormous
impact that this charter school has had on lives of
The school is located in southwest Detroit, an
"Charter schools that
have been chartered
at other universities
- Daniel Horning
Regent (R-Grand Haven)
area that has lost 20,000 jobs in the last five years
and is populated heavily by immigrants. The city
has faced "economic abandonment unparalleled to
any other city in the U.S.," Irwin said.
After watching gangs move into the area and stu-
dents get involved with illegal activity, Irwin and
other community members decided to take action.
They contracted a management firm to run the
school and moved into an abandoned building that
once housed a private catholic school.
The K-8 school now occupies two buildings and
educates about 730 students. Although it makes
some allowances for the predominately Latino/a
student body -- such as bilingual text books and
English classes for parents - the school has a
broad-based curriculum, Irwin said.
"We do not focus on one race," Irwin said. "We
are about children."
But Irwin said people shouldn't be too quick to
write off the Detroit public school system, adding
that the problem isn't teachers who don't care, but
a system that has become too large to manage.
"It's easy to throw rocks, but it's much harder to
get in there and fix windows," Irwin said.
"I think the Detroit public schools, given the
independence (from the system's bureaucracy),
could be a great school system,"he said.
A member of Team 1 waves a flag at the Mr. Greek Week competition,
which kicked off Greek Week last night pt the Power Center.
Judge denies request for September trial date
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ainst his client before the trial begins.
Shea said he did not know if he and Thomas
Cranmer, the Bloomfield Hills attorney who rep-
resents Shapiro, will conduct trials for their
clients together, although they are scheduled for
the same day.
Cranmer argued that the trial date be set for
September so the five or six student witnesses he
plans to call will not be out of state and conse-
quently inconvenienced by coming back to Ann
Arbor for the trial.
Brown denied the request, telling Cranmer he
could subpoena his own witnesses if they refused
to make the journey to Ann Arbor.
Shea added that he and the other attorneys rep-
resenting the Phi Delt members had not coordi-
nated their defenses.
Maleh, Fishman and Bier are also charged with
purchasing alcohol with false identification.
The three defendants were identified by police
through a Meijer supermarket video showing
them purchasing the alcohol on the day of the
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ments, including the release of
hostages held in Iraq following its
invasion of Kuwait in 1990.
Annan is credited with building
the UN's readiness for peace-keep-
ing readiness and response time.
As of June 1997, more than 66
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low Annan's lead.
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to support the organization," Annan
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Annan studied in Ghana, but com-
pleted undergraduate work in eco-
nomics at Macalester College in St.
Paul, Minn., where he is currently a
Board of Trustees member.
During the early '70s, Annan
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He also serves on the Board of
Trustees of the Institute for the
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