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Another Reason to Avoid Becoming a Teacher

Another Reason to Avoid Becoming a Teacher

By Amy Auletto The teaching profession is once again under attack as legislation that would prevent new teachers in Michigan from receiving a retirement pension has advanced to a full Senate vote. If approved by the Senate, teachers entering the public school system on or after July 1, 2017 will be forced into a 401… Read More »

When the DeVos Family Runs Detroit

When the DeVos Family Runs Detroit

By Tanner Delpier The Detroit Public Schools (DPS) have received a lot of attention over the last year, with the dual issues of poor academic performance and a looming financial crisis. Indeed, the attention has been warranted; test scores have remained abysmally low, and the district continues to face a $3.5 billion debt with a… Read More »

The Emergency Manager Law: Michigan’s Financially Strapped Schools

The Emergency Manager Law: Michigan’s Financially Strapped Schools

By Stefanie Marshall Although Detroit Public School’s financial emergency is often discussed in the media, there are in fact four other school districts that should also be on the public’s radar: Benton Harbor, Highland Park, Muskegon Heights, and Pontiac. Under the Public Act 436, The Local Financial Stability and Choice Act, rather than local entities strictly… Read More »

Potholes, Tax Hikes and School Aid, Oh My!

Potholes, Tax Hikes and School Aid, Oh My!

By Rachel White On Monday, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed into law several bills as part of a package to boost state road funding. (I bet most of you never expected to read a headline on road funding in an education governance and finance blog). Contingent upon a May ballot question the aforementioned legislation would… Read More »

The Race for Governor and the Common Core in Michigan

By Sarah Galey Michigan’s two gubernatorial candidates, incumbent Republican Governor Rick Snyder (R) and his Democratic challenger Congressman Mark Schauer, are paying attention to voter concerns about Michigan’s public school system. Michigander’s View on Schooling in our State A 2013 poll conducted by The Center for Michigan focused on state educational issues revealed that the… Read More »