Category: Press Release


Michigan Department of Education Continues to Fail West Michigan Students, Parents

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:16 Dec 2019

Michigan Department of Education Continues to Fail West Michigan Students, Parents GLEP report card, Reading and SAT scores show Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon County schools too often fail to adequately teach, prepare students LANSING— The Michigan Department of Education has for


As Michigan Department of Education Breaks School Performance Reporting Law, GLEP Calculates, Publishes School A-F Report Cards

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:12 Nov 2019

As Michigan Department of Education Breaks School Performance Reporting Law, GLEP Calculates, Publishes School A-F Report Cards Department Illegally Hides School Performance Data for 72 Consecutive Days – and Counting LANSING— The Great Lakes Education Project today called on the


Whitmer Slashes Funding for Most Students in Detroit, Boosts Funding for Wealthy, Suburban Schools

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:1 Oct 2019

Whitmer Slashes Funding for Most Students in Detroit, Boosts Funding for Wealthy, Suburban Schools Governor Cuts $240 Per-Pupil from Students in Schools Serving Minority Students, Students Receiving Free and Reduced-Price Lunch LANSING—Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone today


Incoming Superintendent Michael Rice Should Refuse, Return Gold-Plated Benefits Package

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:31 Jul 2019

GLEP: Incoming Superintendent Michael Rice Should Refuse, Return Gold-Plated Benefits Package State Board Offers Rice 66 Paid Days Off in 2019, More than 5 Times Number Given Most Public School Teachers LANSING—Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone today


Appalling: State Board of Education Blocks $47 Million Obama-Era Grant for Public School Text Books, Classroom Equipment, School Programs

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:29 May 2019

Board Votes to Block Funds Already Secured by Michigan Department of Ed, Approved by State Lawmakers LANSING—In an appalling attack on Michigan teachers and their students, the Michigan State Board of Education last week voted to block a $47-plus million


Governor Whitmer will fail students

Posted by:bcarney Posted On:7 Mar 2019

Elimination of the state’s early literacy law will be a detriment to Michigan students LANSING, MI – The Great Lakes Education Project Advocacy Director Beth DeShone today issued the following statement on Governor Whitmer’s call to eliminate the state’s 3rd grade


GLEP Endorses in 70 Races for 2018 House and Senate Districts

Posted by:bcarney Posted On:20 Jun 2018

Leading education advocacy group makes campaign endorsements Lansing, MI – The Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) today announced endorsements for candidates in 70 races for the Michigan House of Representatives and Michigan Senate in 2018. This includes 34 incumbent endorsements.


Jim Barrett Statement

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:7 Mar 2017

March 7, 2017 – Effective today, Gary Naeyaert has resigned his position as Executive Director. GLEP appreciates his nearly four years of leadership and passionate advocacy for school choice, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors. –


GLEP Calls for Closure of 38 Chronically-Failing Schools

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:23 Jan 2017

Putting students first – and state law – requires closure or restructuring for schools on the “Bottom 5%” list for three consecutive years Lansing, MI – The Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) today called for closure of 38 chronically-failing public