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Report: Michigan not holding charter schools accountable

LANSING (WKZO) -- The state of Michigan is not holding charter schools accountable despite spending nearly one-billion dollars a year on the system. The claim comes from a year-long investigation by the "Detroit Free Press" of two decades of records, which found no standards for who operates the schools, no oversight standards, wasteful spending, and corruption.

Former state schools Superintendent Tom Watkins has been an advocate of charter schools for years, but says in many cases "people are making a boatload of money, and the kids aren't getting educated."

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