Land O Links

"Knowledge conquered by labor becomes a possession - a property entirely our own" -- Samuel Smiles, 19th century British author.

* Education Trust-Midwest advises that parents in many Michigan communities are going to be surprised, and dismayed, at new calculations on how their children's schools are performing:

http://www.edtrust.org/midwest/press-room/press-release/achievement-gaps-lurk-within-some-elite-michigan-schools-state-repo

* Ohio has a school of choice program that extends into private schools. Not all private schools choose to participate, however:

http://www.pewstates.org/projects/stateline/headlines/choices-often-limited-in-school-choice-programs-85899407452

* Ethanol policies will make your grocery bill higher. "But to fully understand why prices for meat, eggs, cheese, and other grain-intensive foods are soaring, consider this fact: America ’s corn ethanol sector now consumes about as much grain as all of this country’s livestock." (emphasis added):

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/food/2012/07/drought_and_ethanol_how_congress_mandates_and_the_epa_s_new_policy_are_hurting_americans_.html

* The issue of doctor supplies is getting national attention. "Why do so few doctors choose to go into primary care? The main reason is money. Medical school graduates can expect to make an average of $3.5 million more over the course of their careers if they choose to enter a specialized field, such as anesthesiology or radiology." Bridge has done extensive Michigan-based reporting on this issue, here, here and here.

http://theweek.com/article/index/231267/is-america-running-out-of-doctors

* The weather is getting more extreme:

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/08/environmental_group_extreme_do.html#incart_river_default

Facts matter. Trust matters. Journalism matters.

If you learned something from the story you're reading please consider supporting our work. Your donation allows us to keep our Michigan-focused reporting and analysis free and accessible to all. All donations are voluntary, but for as little as $1 you can become a member of Bridge Club and support freedom of the press in Michigan during a crucial election year.

Pay with VISA Pay with MasterCard Pay with American Express Donate now

Comment Form

Add new comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.