When Michigan legislators return from a Spring break, they’ll continue discussions on a financial rescue of the beleaguered Detroit Public Schools. The state Senate and House have differing proposals. We talk with a key figure in the Senate measure, Republican Goeff Hansen, about what lies ahead.
Michigan legislators continue working on different plans to stabilize the beleaguered Detroit Public Schools. Separate proposals in the House and the Senate both aim to pay off DPS’s $715-million debt and restore stability to the district, but differences remain.
Republican Sen. Goeff Hansen of Hart played a leading role in crafting the Senate measures that passed the chamber last week. He chairs the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on K-through-12 School Aid and Education. He’s also said he’s open to replacing the recently adopted M-STEP assessment in Michigan. The first M-STEP test was administered just a year ago.
We talk with Sen. Hansen bout the Detroit schools plans and the M-STEP.