Category: Blog


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


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


Column: Offer teachers vaccine to stem Michigan education crisis

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:16 Dec 2020

This column originally appeared in The Oakland Press and The Morning Sun. 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


Dr. Fauci says ‘keep schools open’, so why won’t Michigan?

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:8 Dec 2020

Science and data. If you follow executive orders, gubernatorial press conferences, or school district board meetings, you hear those 3 words used constantly. Decisions about school openings and closings, they promise, will be based on the science and the data


Whitmer Closes Schools Again – Defying Science, Global Experience

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:23 Nov 2020

Classroom learning for high school students has been “paused” for the next 3 weeks, though insiders expect the classroom cancelation to last at least the remainder of the calendar year. The status of in-person learning in K-8 classrooms remains the


School Choice Advocates Win Majority in Michigan House!

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:9 Nov 2020

We have great news to report on critical down-ballot races across the state. We owe you a big “thank you.” THANK YOU. Advocates for students and families turned up and voted for school choice and parental options from one corner


New Studies, Chilling Findings, and a Call to Action

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:26 Oct 2020

We’re starting to better understand the devastating impact unscientific statewide school closures have had on Michigan students. The more we learn, the more we understand how disastrous locked classrooms are for student achievement. Researchers at Stanford University examined the damage


New Polling: Michigan Parents Want Safe School Options

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:12 Oct 2020

We saw this past week the fantastic work of our law enforcement community in their swift action to upend a plan to harm Governor Whitmer. There is never a place in society for violence. We are grateful that those planning


MRG POLL: Voters support empowering families with more choices in education

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:1 Oct 2020

MRG POLL: Voters support empowering families with more choices in education  LANSING – New poll results released today by the Great Lakes Education Project and Americans for Prosperity-Michigan show that voters support a range of education options for parents, including funding


GLEP: Whitmer Vetoes Health and Safety Funding for Some Michigan Kids

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:30 Sep 2020

GLEP: Whitmer Vetoes Health and Safety Funding for Some Michigan Kids   LANSING – The Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone provided the following comment today, after Governor Gretchen Whitmer used a line-item veto in the budget to