Category: Newsletter


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


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


“Freeze” Kids in Schools? No.

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:4 Aug 2020

Superintendent Michael Rice last week told members of the Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee that lawmakers should “freeze” students in schools, even those that refuse to open or to meet their unique educational needs this fall, in order to


State Musn’t Discriminate with COVID-19 Emergency School Funds

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:21 Jul 2020

  The coronavirus did not discriminate based on the kind of schools Michigan kids attend, and neither did the Governor’s executive order shuttering every school building in the state. That’s why the Great Lakes Education Project so strongly opposes a