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  1. We need performance-based charter authorizing system

    article – 12/16/2016 - 9:01am

    ... charter schools ranking in the bottom quarter of all public schools for academic performance, it’s clear that the state has a ... and Benton Harbor are so low performing, they are giving the sector a bad name. This is a terrible shame – and not at all what charter ...

  2. Michigan residents to Lansing: We don’t trust you to do the basics

    article – 03/28/2017 - 2:56pm

    Measuring Public Trust Percentage with “low” or “very low” trust in ... K-12 and higher education:  80% Ability to protect public health: 80% Ability to protect the environment: 75% ... the state.” Peter Pratt, president of Public Sector Consultants, a Lansing-based public policy organization that conducted ...

  3. Not waiting for government, philanthropy steps up to help Flint

    article – 05/11/2016 - 12:01am

    ... time in recent years that heavyweights in the nonprofit sector have contributed a substantial cash infusion to correct, or try to ... who helped bring the seriousness of the water crisis to public attention, established the entity at the Community Foundation of Greater ...

  4. Report on Michigan schools should be start of statewide discussion on reform

    article – 01/22/2013 - 7:30am

    ... from the largest effort ever made to gather and analyze public attitudes on K-12 schools in Michigan. More than 7,000 people ... of 2012, and the data was forwarded for analysis to Public Sector Consultants, a research firm in Lansing. I hope there will be a fair ...

  5. Legislator: Taxpayers get bad deal from universities

    article – 01/12/2012 - 7:57am

    ... Rep. Bob Genetski doesn’t have many fans at Michigan’s public universities. As chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on ... A: It takes an awful lot of the money out of the private sector and throws it into the public sector. In addition, it continues to keep ...

  6. Unions vow to fight Lansing on public pensions, health care

    article – 12/15/2016 - 3:00pm

    ...   LANSING — Republican lawmakers are trying to force public employees to pay more for health care and convert their pensions into ... workers in line with what has become the norm in the private sector. One of the last bastions of union power in America — public employees ...

  7. Republican Party gets foul in House 91 race, Truth Squad rules

    article – 10/29/2012 - 9:00am

    ... "Lamonte wants to eliminate taxes on taxpayer-funded public pensions — even those in Detroit and Wayne County, which are in excess ... issue of repealing a tax increase on both public and private sector retirees as a plan to give public sector employees a tax break. It fails ...

  8. National education leader: Business must lead fight in Michigan

    article – 10/14/2014 - 6:05am

    ... high quality charters and it will undermine your traditional public schools … when charters are crappy the whole system just starts ... Bridge: If politicians, educators and the business sector in Michigan got on board with the idea of working together to fix the ...

  9. Diversity loses in some areas, holds steady in others

    article – 09/25/2013 - 8:42am

    ... time to take a look at what the end of the practice in public and university decision-making has meant in our state. Proposal 2 of ... and contracting that are commonplace in the private sector. Private sector companies have a clear dollars and cents incentive to ...

  10. Analysis: Funding arts funds state

    article – 12/19/2016 - 2:02pm

    ... partnerships, dedicated leadership and support from both public and private sectors, position the creative sector to drive spending in local economies and private investment, while ...

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