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Business leaders have played a key role in helping improve achievement in leading states. Getting the business community, educators and state leaders aligned is critical for Michigan’s failing public schools.
If we really want students to learn, let’s get back to classroom learning time, and cut way back on standardized testing. Their own results show it’s not working
Proposal A made school board service harder, by giving local boards less authority over finances and encouraging student poaching. No wonder fewer people want the job.
A University of Michigan law professor argues that many civil infractions and low misdemeanors could be resolved in minutes, rather than months, if more Michigan courts offered online options.
We need to reduce greenhouse gases now so that major environmental and economic catastrophes can be averted. Michigan, with its tradition of conservation and environmental awareness, should be at the forefront.
Michigan’s get-tough juvenile laws created in the era of “punk prisons” are misguided, and should be guided instead by the science of adolescent development.
For Detroit to succeed, its schools must improve. There’s a plan in place that all stakeholders approve of. Why didn’t the House buy in
Taking a year off from attending college may be right for some students but not others. A leading high school counselor answers some commonly asked questions.
The bad news: It’s not just the state’s roads that are in terrible shape. And it won’t be cheap to fix, either.
The Mackinac Center’s simplistic take on funding for colleges and universities ignores important factors about which states are doing well in today’s economy
Top-down management is what got the city into trouble with its water supply and infrastructure. Only a bottom-up solution will truly rebuild the city
The National Wildlife Federation-funded study of Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline vastly overestimates how much oil would be released in an oil spill, as well as how soon the company could respond, Enbridge says.
Skyrocketing tuition can only be flattened by a massive state-aid injection, these analysts say. And Michigan has better things to do with that kind of money.
A measure in the Senate would preserve the First Amendment rights of high school and college journalists while still guarding against libel or other abuses
A financial skeleton in one’s closet isn’t cause for panic. A tax attorney can open the door to the IRS and minimize expense and liability for what might be an honest mistake.
The difference between the Line 5 oil pipeline and Flint is that there has been no disaster involving the pipeline, yet. State officials need to take proactive action to prevent harm before it happens
Testimony before the State Board of Education indicates it’s this minority group that feels most unsafe in Michigan schools, and making learning environments more supportive would help
Historic preservation laws don’t freeze neighborhoods in time. Rather, they give local residents input on how communities can evolve over time.
CMU student journalists sent record requests to every public university in Michigan, asking for expenses records of trustees and presidents, as well as sexual assault reports. Some schools produced records for free. Others charged thousands.
Labor shortages mean seasonal businesses depend on the H-2B visa for foreign workers, but this year the process has been markedly slowed, meaning at least one landscaper is shutting down