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.


A fantastic read about a broken system. MPSERS must be reformed.

Posted by:bcarney Posted On:15 Apr 2012

It’s becoming a tired drumbeat, but if you want to know what’s crippling traditional public schools, the answer is relatively simple: legacy costs. How many times have we heard that before? Struggling cities, the automakers and many other entities all


Four new charter schools to open in Metro Detroit this fall

Posted by:bcarney Posted On:14 Mar 2012

Detroit Innovation Academy and University YES Academy East will open in Detroit, Starr Detroit Academy will open in Harper Woods and the Academy of International Studies will open in Hamtramck. Click here to read the article at MLive.com.