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The great debate:

Why are charters so politicized?

For charter families and educators, their school isn't political - but charters continue to be at the forefront of controversy.

For many families, charter schools are a unique option for innovative education, bridging quality and access. Without having to move to an expensive suburb or pay high private education fees, families can make a choice between their district school and a charter - ultimately choosing the one that is the best fit for their student.

So what are the issues?

Legislators regularly attack charter school funding

"Charter schools are simply stealing our hard earned tax dollars, which are meant to educate our students in traditional public schools."

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Kristy Pagan
Michigan State Rep. (District 21)

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