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Back in 2002, Governor John Engler, one of the co-founders of the Koch brothers-funded, corporatist front group Mackinac Center for Public Policy, recommended doing away with the Michigan Board of Education and make it a group appointed by the governor rather than the elected body it was then and still is today: Viewing the State Board of Education as an enemy of reform, Gov. John Engler on Thursday said it should be abolished and a new body appointed by the governor. Engler, long a critic of the elected board that oversees K-12 education, wants his successor in 2003 to create an appointed body. “The State Board of Education needs to be abolished,” Engler told the Lansing State Journal on Thursday. He says the eight-member board would be more efficient and more accountable under direct control of the governor. Fifteen years later, a state commission largely comprised of Gov. Rick Snyder’s hand-picked appointees will be making the same misguided, anti-democratic recommendation in a

Source: Mich Gov. Snyder’s hand-picked commission to recommend governor appointment rather than election of State Board of Ed. | Eclectablog

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