Category: Newsletter


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


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


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