GLEP Statement re: HB 5852

Rep. Sarah Roberts introduces charter moratorium bill

“It’s clear that introducing major legislation with only 18 session days remaining in the year is more about political theater than public policy. While this bill has zero chance of passage it will raise the profile of folks seeking attention and partisan support in the upcoming General Election,” said Gary Naeyaert, Executive Director of the Great Lakes Education Project.

“We find it interesting that House Democrats are falling over themselves to introduce bills to restrict school choice for underserved students while ignoring the abysmal performance of the 85% of traditional public schools in our major cities that are ranked at the very bottom of the state’s accountability system,” Naeyaert continued.