Governor Whitmer Just Slashed Funding for Online Learning

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:22 Feb 2021

It wasn’t a surprise, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t an outrage. Last week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer presented her annual budget, asking lawmakers to back her priorities and to spend billions in federal COVID relief funding. In a brazen move


Whitmer Slashes Funding for Public School Teachers, Students Learning Online

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:11 Feb 2021

Whitmer Slashes Funding for Public School Teachers, Students Learning Online  Governor Eviscerates Funding for Online Public School Learners during Pandemic, after Locking School Buildings, Forcing Students Online  LANSING – Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone provided the following


Filing: MDE “Waiver” Ask an Attempt to Hide Data from Parents, Teachers

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:10 Feb 2021

Filing: MDE “Waiver” Ask an Attempt to Hide Data from Parents, Teachers – Will Hurt Poor, Minority Students Most  Great Lakes Education Project Files Public Comment with Michigan Department of Education Asking It to Immediately Rescind Request   LANSING – The


A Transparency Crisis at the MI Department of Education

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:8 Feb 2021

Why is Michigan’s education bureaucracy trying to hide school performance data? That’s the question we’ve been asking Governor Gretchen Whitmer for weeks, and the inquiry state Superintendent Michael Rice keeps ducking. The Michigan Department of Education just days ago filed


GLEP: Michigan Education Crisis Requires Governor’s Full Attention – Not Attempt to Hide School Data

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:28 Jan 2021

GLEP: Michigan Education Crisis Requires Governor’s Full Attention – Not Attempt to Hide School Data Whitmer Must Forcefully Reject Department of Education “Waiver” Request to Hide Learning Loss, Massive Bureaucratic Failure LANSING – Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth


Student Advocates Praise House Bills to Safely Open School for Students, Send $250 Rebates to Reimburse Parents for School Expenses

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:27 Jan 2021

Student Advocates Praise House Bills to Safely Open School for Students, Send $250 Rebates to Reimburse Parents for School Expenses  LANSING – Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone today thanked members of the state House of Representatives for


Students Can’t Wait 5 More Weeks

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:25 Jan 2021

March 1st can’t come soon enough. In fact, it won’t. Too many tens of thousands of Michigan students remain locked out of their classrooms by an anti-science, anti-data governor and local union leaders who have rejected the advice of physicians


State government has failed Michigan students. Do better. Now.

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:11 Jan 2021

When it comes to our kids’ schools and learning, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and her administration have spent the last 10 months flouting the science, ignoring the data, and acting against the advice of physicians, medical experts and the CDC. As


GLEP: Don’t Wait Until March – Get Kids Back in the Classroom NOW

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:8 Jan 2021

GLEP: Don’t Wait Until March – Get Kids Back in the Classroom NOW LANSING – The Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone provided the following comment today, after Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced her desire to reopen classrooms for


Get teachers immunized and re-open Michigan schools

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:21 Dec 2020

According to experts, science and data — it’s safe for kids to be in the classroom. We know, though, that despite the evidence surrounding student populations, teachers remain understandably concerned about their own health and safety. We also know that