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Column: Dems unfairly target charter schools

If charter school parents, teachers, and advocates don’t get serious about saving schools in 2018, they may very well not have safe, high-quality schools left in many communities — urban, suburban and rural.

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Column: Incentivize talent with lower taxes

Want to get serious about attracting talent? Want to create a talent pipeline from one corner of the state to the next? Want to grow the state’s budget by injecting it with thousands of new taxpayers, so we can finally “fix the damn roads?”

Then let’s not blow workers away with $20 billion in new taxes. Let’s tell all those families we want to attract we’re willing to let them keep more of their own money.

Posted in Education, Elections, Michigan News, Michigan Opinion


Column: UM’s intolerant environment

Even without active obstruction, limitations on speech rights or fear of bullying and intimidation because of one’s political persuasion can chill expressive activity and result in censorship.

To be clear, free speech is not an absolute defense of all speech. But it does cover speech that might make us uncomfortable, that challenges, that provokes us to consider another view and it certainly covers that which is different.

Posted in Education, Michigan Opinion, Uncategorized
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.@philpavlov & @JohnMProos leading on STEM reforms!

Leading on STEM reform…helping Michigan school children be ready and able to compete for their futures!

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Posted in Education, Michigan News


#ChoiceIsOurs gets an “F” from @DetnewsOpinion

Here. Hopefully this doesn’t represent the “new Detroit.”  Big is better.  More centralized planning.  Less decentralized.  Less organic.  Less new.  More money w/out accountability.  Parents to the back of the bus.  Adult issues ahead of children.

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Posted in Education


.@FreepOpinion hyperventilates much ado about nothing (aka the budget process)

Maybe they’ve never followed the machinations, maybe they have a partisan and rigidly idealogical wedge they want to drive… who knows…but it hardly qualifies as serious commentary, here.

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Posted in Education, Michigan News, Michigan Opinion


.@Ingrid_Jacques notes the data behind MI charter school succecss

Here.

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Posted in Education, Michigan News


Is the GOP Congress messing up on education reform?

Juan Williams thinks so, here.

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Posted in Education


Another gov’t school board member behaving badly:

Here.

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Posted in Education, Michigan News


Another whinny gov’t school superintendent looking to be let off the hook for results

Here.

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Posted in Education, Michigan News