Phil Power is the founder and chairman of the Center for Michigan.
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What’s the sense in financially supporting charter schools if they are not producing better educational outcomes than the failing traditional public schools students are leaving behind?
Tracing family roots to Michigan’s unparalleled sour cherry harvest.
Polls are a snapshot of public attitudes, but the state’s 2014 political candidates need the “Michigan Speaks” report to grasp what’s driving voters this election year.
This publication’s reporting – and the Center for Michigan’s engagement work – led to two big wins for Michigan’s school children. Excuse us if we brag a little bit.
The case for cautious optimism for our state, which finally seems to be moving in the right direction.
Beyond Detroit, Michigan’s entire system of financing local government is tottering on the brink of collapse.
Rich donors and secret super PACS are setting the agenda in the state’s governor and senate races, making Michigan’s key political campaigns anything but local.
It’s going to take a long time to root out the damage Detroit has incurred over a half century. Here’s hoping the city, the region and the entire state have the fortitude, far-sightedness and patience to persevere.
In an age of political microtargeting, Community Conversations show the face of Michigan
Two generations of Michigan governors have urged the teaching of job skills to match the labor market, to little effect.
More than 50 years after establishing a nonprofit for Inuit artists, a frigid return to Baffin Island.
As the Marshall-Albion merger shows, collaboration offers school districts the best option to conserve money while helping students.
Election-year politics shouldn’t trump legislators’ duty to do the right thing for Michigan’s future
For nearly six decades, Dingell worked with colleagues across the political spectrum. His departure pounds another nail in the coffin of competent government in our representative democracy, now quivering in gridlock thoroughly mixed with political narcissism.
Participate in the Center for Michigan’s web-based community conversations. Make your views heard. And help make Michigan a better place.
After seven years of savage budget cuts, the governor seeks a 6 percent hike in higher-ed spending, a cap on tuition and $65 million more for pre-K, moves that are politically shrewd and necessary for Michigan .
An unprecedented collaboration among Michigan’s most trust nonprofit news organizations will help state residents understand the roots of Detroit’s crisis and provide insights relevant to all Michiganders.