Should Michigan make it easier to opt out of school vaccines?

Should Michigan make it easier to opt out of school vaccines?

May 23, 2017 | Mike Wilkinson, Nancy Derringer

More kindergartners get their shots after the state made it harder to receive a waiver for them. Now, two lawmakers want to go back to the old system, but health officials say doing so is an invitation to trouble.

Database: Search vaccination rate of YOUR school

May 23, 2017 | Mike Wilkinson

Immunization rates have risen in Michigan after a rule change. Use this database to see how your school compares.

Interactive map: Vaccination rates across Michigan

May 23, 2017 | Mike Wilkinson

Click on a county to see how rates changed overall and in public and private schools.

The backdoor voucher: How a Detroit school created to lift up a 'Christ-centered culture' found a way to get public dollars

May 23, 2017 | Allie Gross

Cornerstone Schools recently announced that its flagship K-8 school would become a charter this fall. It would keep the same staff and curriculum, but would now be able to collect taxpayer money.

Giving Michigan voters what they want

May 23, 2017 | Phil Power

Instead of buying in mindlessly to either Republican (cut) or Democratic (spend) doctrine, politicians running for state office in 2018 must think about what ordinary residents want. Creating a citizens’ agenda for Michigan.

In a business-focused world, even ballerinas need to keep up

May 19, 2017 | Michael Rinkus

Not everyone needs an MBA, but higher ed is trying to give more learners essential business skills. 

How to cash in on a crappy home. Step one: Find a sucker to sign a land contract.

May 18, 2017 | Joel Kurth

Left for dead in the 1970s, lending through (often predatory) land contracts is back with a vengeance in Michigan and Rust Belt cities after the mortgage meltdown.

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