The state board is going through a major change in 2017 after the GOP recently won enough seats to split the board evenly between Republicans and Democrats.
WDET’s Jake Neher and Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth talk about a meeting this week that brought new divisions in the State Board of Education to light.
The board deadlocked along party lines on a model student code of conduct. Roth says the major issue was protecting students from discrimination based on their gender identity. So what does this political split mean?
“It could potentially mean that the board gets really stagnant and they hit a deadlock more often,” says Roth.
Click on the audio player above to hear the conversation.