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  1. Teaching in Windsor: A few miles away, a world apart

    article – 09/19/2013 - 5:55am

    ... a coordinated effort by state government, universities and public schools, said Tucker. “We don’t select our teachers from the ... get into teaching as they can make more money in the private sector. There is so much BS to put up with in the teaching profession with ...

  2. Smartest kids: What Michigan schools can learn from leading states

    article – 12/16/2016 - 9:27am

    ... tier of states in academic achievement. While Michigan’s public education system is spinning its wheels, other states have raced past ... it all" with benefits and salaries superior to the "private sector." What comparisons are you making? Other professionals like doctors, ...

  3. Michigan Truth Squad: Abdul El-Sayed promises single-payer healthcare

    article – 03/19/2018 - 11:31am

    ... Before running, El-Sayed was Detroit’s public health director, where he championed causes like reducing infant ... while coming in on time and on budget? If the private sector cannot do this, then why should we expect the government to do the same? ...

  4. Despite $300 million reduction, businesses seek relief

    article – 01/04/2017 - 9:53am

    ... your writers and most readers all work in the governmental sector so who cares about those nasty businesses anyway? ... Property Tax (PPT) s low. The "other groups" includes many public library systems, state-wide and any other entity (zoos, senior centers, ...

  5. In charity poker vs. regulators, who's holding the cards?

    article – 06/06/2013 - 8:00am

    RUN OF THE CARDS: In the last decade, public poker games have proliferated across Michigan as a quirk in the ... for the Michigan Nonprofit Association says the nonprofit sector in Michigan had more than $200 billion in annual revenue, though the ... still possible seems particularly unfair, particularly in a sector that has already suffered from new state tax laws that have ...

  6. Destroying Michigan’s career tech system to save it

    article – 01/13/2015 - 6:15am

    ... Powers: “It's the greatest inequity we have in Michigan in public education.” “It's the greatest inequity we have in Michigan ... “A robotics teacher can make so much more in the private sector,” Campbell said. “We have a very difficult time retaining ...

  7. Chinese copy cats and Japanese bullet trains; lessons for America

    article – 01/03/2017 - 4:34pm

    ... has increasingly discounted the value of a whole range of “public goods,” whether quick and easy transportation (as in Japan), or ... under massive debt and excessive employment. The private sector in China is lean, mean and innovative. Since China does not have to ...

  8. Guest column: Schools need help to better support and evaluate teachers

    article – 12/19/2016 - 2:02pm

    ... teacher evaluation ratings will not be released to the public. Why is this so important?  By forcing schools to make such ... the failed processes of ranking and rating that private sector management’s use and consultants love to sell. These systems simply do ...

  9. $1.6 billion shaved off Michigan property tax bills

    article – 01/04/2017 - 9:53am

    ... director of fiscal policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a free market think tank, agreed. “It only comes because ... service is to cut their cost of operation. In the private sector organizations must cut 10% of their cost year on year in some cases. ...

  10. Michigan Democrats get fouls for some 'hits' on Hoekstra, Truth Squad rules

    article – 09/04/2012 - 7:45am

    ... that "loans are something that can be done in the private sector." Questionable statement: "Hoekstra would put the drug and ... jobs are going overseas and said 'the problem is American public policy, American domestic policy. … the problem here is not anything ...