Al Churchill

Articles

Opinion | Want to help Michigan’s poor and middle class? Scrap the gas tax

December 20, 2018 | Al Churchill

We don’t tax groceries. Why do we tax another necessity – fuel for our cars?

Put down your No. 2 pencils: Too much testing in public schools

May 20, 2016 | Al Churchill

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

Ignore 'reformers,' U.S. schools doing just fine

March 6, 2014 | Al Churchill

Education reformers claim U.S. students are falling behind students in top nations. Actually, U.S. schools where there is little poverty are matching schools in Finland, Japan and Korea. The problem is poverty, not our public schools.