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Jarrett Skorup

Research Associate

Jarrett Skorup is a research associate at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He is also the content manager for Michigan Capitol Confidential. Skorup is a graduate of Grove … more

Dane Skorup

Research Intern

Dane Skorup is a 2014 research intern with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. more

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College Spending Results Questioned

More money doesn't yield better results

… that do not invest in higher education will not win in … that spend more on higher education do not have … more

As ‘Higher Education Bubble’ Accelerates, Alternatives Emerge

… are predicting a " higher education bubble " and many … deal with the cost of higher education. In the past … more

Five Reasons The Government Shouldn’t Subsidize Higher Education

… is with spending on higher education. As the Michigan Legislature … further. Requests for more higher education funding is … more

More College Subsidies a Poor Investment

Higher spending doesn't mean a better economy

… going toward funding higher education. This increase … Shouldn t Subsidize Higher Education " among many … more

Commentary: Higher Ed Spending Myths

Higher spending does not equal more college graduates and more graduates does not equal a better economy

… more state funding for higher education is a must. But … actually spend on higher education per capita yields … be: That higher spending leads to a … more

Expert: Higher Education Bubble Is Coming and States Better Prepare

Richard Vedder: 'The big losers in this are poor people'

… universities, said an expert on higher education. American higher education is in a bubble, … more

MichiganVotes: Legislation Grants More Money, Taxpayer Debt For University Construction

Some experts see 'higher education bubble'

… some experts see a "higher education bubble" on the … of whether a college education is worth its price … doesn t need to subsidize higher education (and I m … more

Study: Prevailing Wage Costs Taxpayers, Schools $224 Million Per Year

Confirmation: Mandating higher costs on construction projects makes them cost more

… including for the Michigan Education Association. Other … obvious that mandating higher costs on construction … construction projects, reducing money for other vital … local governments and educational units would be … more

Educators Facing Off In Michigan's 59th House District

Superintendent Roger Rathburn vs. teacher Aaron Miller in the Republican primary

… way to attract good educators. However, … pension system, and higher mandated wages on state … law, which mandates higher costs on construction … more

Commentary: Focus on Post-Secondary Education Shifting

It doesn't always have to mean college

… schooling means a greater education and always pushing … professional life in higher education, I saw firsthand … that post-secondary education is essential for … words, the current higher education system is … more

Meet James Hohman, Assistant Director of Fiscal Policy at the Mackinac Center. James discusses his latest project, an analysis of Proposal 1, the proposal on personal property tax reform that will appear on the August 5th ballot. Read more about Proposal 1 here: http://www.mackinac.org/20246

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