Detroit, Michigan has begun seeking ways to increase the number of high quality schools and teachers in Detroit. One way they've chosen is to aggressively increase the number of charter schools.
In fact, with the support of the governor, More Good Schools, a non-profit, is working to set up schools and create 25,000 new charter seats in the next 10 years.
Part of this move is to open the way for larger operators such as YES schools. Michigan has scared away larger operators because of the difficult landscape for charters. This change in political attitude will allow seasoned operators and leaders to see Michigan as a place to go, not a place to stay away from.