The Michigan Council of Charter School Authorizers is a collaborative non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to providing quality public charter school oversight. Our members share best practices, updates, and helpful resources for boosting K–12 performance and advancing educational choice across Michigan.

Our Mission

Michigan Authorizers seek to advance public school choice and accountability by supporting high-quality oversight and serving as a unified voice for authorizers across Michigan. We are governed by a ten-member board of directors, who operate according to the following guiding principles:

  • Choice is a necessary element in today’s system of public education.

  • Quality must remain the most central focus for authorizers, school operators, and policymakers alike.

  • Autonomy and innovation are essential to ensure the promise of Michigan’s charter school movement and contribute to the success of K-12 education in general.

  • Accountability is crucial. Quantifiable, data-driven results must be achieved and supported at all levels of K-12 public education.

  • Charter schools that fail to achieve adequate results pursuant to the terms of their charter contracts should face appropriate consequences, up to and including closure.

  • Authorizers have a responsibility to provide input, advocacy and support for public discourse on K-12 education issues.

  • Policymakers and authorizers alike must ensure appropriate levels of accountability and oversight for all Michigan schools.


Board Member Bios