Michigan

Year Law Enacted: 1993

Number of Charter Students in the State

138,949


9%

Percentage of public school students attending charters Derived from the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools

Number of Charter Schools

303


8%

Percentage of public schools that are charters Derived from the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools

Authorizing Policy Context

Opinions on Michigan’s charter school law, authorizing practices, and charter school quality vary tremendously. There are instances of both strength and weakness and local stakeholders vigorously debate how to improve.