Ron Koehler


Opinion | It’s time for less testing, more funding for Michigan schools

January 17, 2019 | Ron Koehler

You can’t fatten a hog just by weighing it more often, says Ron Koehler

Opinion | A Valentine’s Day in which children actually come last

March 1, 2018 | Ron Koehler

Our lack of concern for children begins far earlier than their exposure to gunfire by intruders with assault weapons.

The destruction of Obamacare would hurt Michigan students

August 3, 2017 | Ron Koehler

Studies show that healthy children perform better in school. Deep cuts in Medicaid funding from the demolition of the Affordable Care Act could leave tens of thousands of Michigan kids without health care.

Desperately seeking standards, or why we can’t copy and paste our way to school success

February 24, 2017 | Ron Koehler

C----- C--- is the standard-which-must-not-be-named, but we still need agreement on what students need to learn in Michigan. And we need to keep them in place long enough to know whether they actually work.

Michigan schools continue to flail, but no one trusts the solutions

October 7, 2016 | Ron Koehler

Tax reform? We have consensus on that. Schools? Not so much, but this educator has some suggestions

Inadequate adequacy study? Yes, but solid points within

September 16, 2016 | Ron Koehler

The long-awaited Michigan Education Finance Study emphasizes that money matters in education, but firehose funding isn't the answer to improving Michigan schools. Aid targeted to student populations most at risk of underachieving would be a good start