Members of Governor Rick Snyder’s administration have been meeting in secret since December with like-minded allies from far-right think tanks, hoping to develop a quasi-voucher in a state where the Constitution bans vouchers.

Thanks to publicity about the project, its future meetings will be held in public or at least have some public oversight.

Their goal, apparently, is to come up with a “value” school, with fewer teachers to save money. It will be the Michigan Model: Cheap education for the masses. Not better education, just cheap education.