Schauer says he'd push stricter regulations on charter schools as governor
Former Congressman Mark Schauer says he would put tougher regulations on charter schools if he's elected governor. The Battle Creek Democrat says Gov. Rick Snyder has given bad charter operators a "free pass."
"We need to write into law the oversight that was left out when Rick Snyder lifted the cap on the number of charter schools," said Schauer. "It's the Wild West right now, and these schools see kids with dollar signs on their foreheads."
Ann Arbor's shift from public housing to a voucher based program is being helped by changes in federal policies. Washtenaw County is receiving about $2.6 million in US Housing and Urban Development Grants.
The Thunder over Michigan air show has a new title sponsor.
The show is now the Baltia Air Lines Thunder over Michigan Air Show.
Baltia Air Lines is the country's newest passenger airline, with offices at Willow Run airport. It plans to start non-stop 747 service between New York and St. Petersburg, Russia after receiving FAA certification in September.
Baltia Vice President of Finance Barry Clare says the Thunder over Michigan Air Show was a good fit for the airline.
An upcoming show about a Detroit-area strength coach is set to hold its local premiere. The first episode of Discovery Channel's "American Muscle" series is to be screened Thursday at Barwis Methods Training Center in Plymouth. The show follows Mike Barwis and the work he does at his gym. Not only does Barwis train top pro, college and Olympic athletes, but he also works with patients who have suffered various injuries, including some who were told they would never walk again.