Congrats to the new Ypsilanti Community Schools

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:2 Jul 2013

Looks like the adults in Ypsilanti and Willow Run have decided to merge their school districts, which should be more efficient and will ultimately benefit the students. Congratulations to all parties involved!! Click here to read more on this merger.


Public School Pension System Totally Broken

Posted by:bcarney Posted On:25 Jun 2013

Michigan Capitol Confidential takes a look at the fact that our unfunded pension liability was $835 million in 2007 but has ballooned to $24.3 billion in 2013. Click here for the article.


GLEP Announces Staff Expansion

Posted by:bcarney Posted On:23 Jun 2013

Gary Naeyaert and Megan Danielson to join Beth DeShone at statewide advocacy organization aimed at supporting quality choices in public education Lansing, MI – The Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) today announced a staff expansion as the organization broadens their


Sen. Pavlov Supports Michigan Merit Curriculum

Posted by:bcarney Posted On:24 May 2013

Senator Phil Pavlov (R-St. Clair), Chair of the Senate Education Committee, has published an excellent guest editorial viewpoint in support of the Michigan Merit Curriculum in yesterday’s Detroit Free Press.  Sen. Pavlov understands that high expectations and rigorous standards are


MDE on Common Core “Myths”

Posted by:bcarney Posted On:22 May 2013

The Michigan Department of Education has produced an informational piece to address some of the more common “Myths” about the Common Core State Standards being circulated by ill-informed opponents. Click here to download this 2 page flyer.


Gerson Slaps Conservatives on Common Core

Posted by:bcarney Posted On:21 May 2013

Michael Gerson, op-ed columinist for The Washington Post, takes on conservatives who oppose the Common Core State Standards as ill-informed and off base.  Gerson is a Policy Fellow with the ONE Campaign, a visiting Fellow with the Center for Public


Education Expert Explains Why Michigan Charter Model Works

Posted by:bcarney Posted On:20 May 2013

Michael Van Beek, Education Policy Director at The Mackinac Center, was published in the May 18, 2013 edition of The Wall Street Journal for his Op-Ed demonstrating recent data showing the success of Michigan’s public charter schools.  Click here to


GLEP Supports Common Core

Posted by:bcarney Posted On:17 May 2013

A Guest Editorial Viewpoint supporting the Common Core State Standards, written by Jim Barrett, GLEP Chairman, was published by The Mackinac Center on May 16, 2013.  Please click here to download the column.


Michigan Common Core school standards face political headwinds in GOP

Posted by:bcarney Posted On:16 May 2013

Tim Skubick, MLive, May 15, 2013 at 6:30 AM “I’m concerned about control coming from the federal government.” Many moons ago, the quality of education you got in a Michigan school was pretty much determined by your ZIP code. One in


The Conservative Case for the Common Core

Posted by:bcarney Posted On:9 May 2013

There is significant debate over adopting and implementing the Common Core State Standards for public education in Michigan.  The attached piece walks through the background of the CCSS from a conservative perspective.  Please click here to download this document.