CHICAGO -- Facing a spike in the number of deficit-ridden school districts, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Tuesday signed into law a pair of bills broadening state power over small districts, appointed a review team to investigate the Pontiac School District.

“We must be prepared to act quickly if a district isn’t able to open in the fall or won’t be able to operate for a full school year,” Snyder said in a statement. “The overwhelming majority of Michigan’s school districts are well managed but a handful aren’t.”

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