State Board Of Education Considers Taking Snyder To Court Over Executive Order

Mar 18, 2015

The state Board of Education could challenge a recent order from Governor Rick Snyder in court.


The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Jake Neher reports.

Snyder signed an executive order last week taking control of the state School Reform Office away from state education officials. It puts the office meant to oversee Michigan’s lowest performing schools directly under his control.

State Board of Education President John Austin says they’re considering a court challenge.

   “We feel we’ve got certainly a good constitutional case as we explore that,” he says.

Governor Snyder says the move was necessary for him to take a more active role in turning around struggling schools.