LANSING, Michigan — The Michigan Legislature has adjourned for the year without authorizing the expansion of a statewide turnaround district for failing public schools.
The legislation has been a priority for Gov. Rick Snyder for more than a year but remains stalled.
The Republican-led House declined to vote Thursday after the bill eked through the GOP-controlled Senate a day before. Backers of the legislation will have to restart their efforts in the new year.
Fifteen Detroit schools are in the Education Achievement Authority that's in its second year of operation.
The authority's backers and opponents vigorously disagree over how it's doing and whether it should be expanded to other schools in the bottom 5 percent across the state.