As Lansing considers a budget that would slash funding for students who choose to enroll in a fully online charter school, we decided to hear from the people who would be affected the most by that - the students themselves. What do they think about being valued less by the state? Why is online learning the right choice for them? And what is life like as an online charter school student? In this episode, our hosts talk to Kofi Aaku of Detroit, a student at Michigan International Prep School; and Katherine Teng of West Bloomfield, a student at Uplift Michigan Academy.
Bernita Bradley of Detroit, the Parent Voice Director of the National Parent Union.
Kayla Campbell, elementary educator and literacy specialist at Creative Technologies Academy, a charter school in Cedar Springs.
Julie Bucholtz, Academic Assessment Specialist at the Lake Superior State University Charter Schools office in Sault Ste. Marie.
Dan Quisenberry, President of the Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA).