House Education committee considers eliminating State Board of Education

Oct 12, 2017


Some lawmakers in Lansing want to get rid of the State Board of Education.

   Today’s committee meeting.

The resolution would do away with the state board, the Superintendent, and a Board for Public Community and Junior Colleges.

   Instead, there would be a governor-appointed Department of Education director.

Phil Power is with the think tank, Center for Michigan. He calls the current system dysfunctional.

“The system is systematically designed to fudge accountability.”   

   But opponents say the term limits of a governor-appointed director would mean less accountability.


   The resolution still has a long way to go. It has to pass both the state House and Senate by a two-thirds majority. Then, it would have to be approved by voters.