Detroit charter schools sponsor reneges on funding offer

10/3/2003 | Detroit Free Press

Philanthropist Bob Thompson withdrew his $200 million offer to to create 15 charter high schools in Detroit, saying he was worn out by controversy over the plan. Michigan Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm and state Republican legislators had been unable to agree on how to allow Thompson's proposed charter schools and how to regulate the rest of the charters in the state.

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