Category: Blog


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


A Unique Opportunity to Tell Governor Whitmer – My Student Deserves an Education

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:28 Sep 2020

Every child deserves an education that works for him or her. Every family deserves access to options that will work for them. But, that won’t happen unless Governor Gretchen Whitmer hears from families like us. Confronted with the science and


Countdown to Election Day and the Fight for Kids’ Futures

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:15 Sep 2020

Every school day matters for Michigan students, and one upcoming Tuesday in particular has a little extra significance. The summer is over and Election Day is now squarely in our sights. GLEP is working each and every day to support


Forcing the Governor’s Hand on Critical Education Reform

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:1 Sep 2020

Students in Michigan need advocates now more than ever. All they’re getting from Governor Whitmer and local teachers unions are obstacles. The Governor, some local districts, and the state’s education bureaucrats refuse to do better, but we’re standing in that


Great Lakes Education Project Calls on Nessel, Rice, Vitti and Whitmer to Uphold Oath of Office

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:20 Aug 2020

Great Lakes Education Project Calls on Nessel, Rice, Vitti and Whitmer to Uphold Oath of Office Detroit Families Deserve a Quality Education with the Option of In-Person Learning LANSING –The Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) today issued the following statement


Great Lakes Education Project Proudly Endorses 55 Candidates for State House of Representatives

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:20 Aug 2020

Great Lakes Education Project Proudly Endorses 55 Candidates for State House of Representatives LANSING –The Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) today proudly endorsed 55 candidates in their general election contests for state House of Representatives.  Each of the candidates has


Opening School Doors to Help Michigan Kids

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:17 Aug 2020

This fall is perhaps the most important of our lifetimes. Parents and students are scrambling to find educational options after many districts across the state opted this month to lock them out of the classroom for the start of the