Star International Academy is the highest ranked high school in Michigan on the Mackinac Center for Public Policy's Contest and Performance report card for both 2014 and 2012. The study and a database of every school in the state can be found at www.Mackinac.org/CAP.
Seven of the 20 state senators who voted to reform the state’s school employee retirement system two and a half years ago will leave the legislature at the end of this year. That puts a continuation of the Senate’s current on-the-record position in favor of reforming the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System (MPSERS) in doubt. … more
If you ask the Michigan Department of Education, Covert High School is not a good school. But on a new report card, the school 40 miles west of Kalamazoo is the No. 1 ranked conventional public high school in Michigan. … more
The bills are part of an escalating battle over the extent which Michigan parents who can't afford or don't prefer private schools can still choose where to send their children to school. … more
Last May, the Michigan House passed a legislative package that would permanently increase annual road funding by around $462 million without a significant tax increase. The Senate should adopt this or a similar package to move the ball forward on road funding. … more
The architect of Obamacare who said it became law due in part to "the stupidity of the American voter" was paid $481,050 by the state of Michigan. Now, a state representative-elect is asking for an investigation. … more
Detroit bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes called on the state to address the underfunding of local government pension benefits in his oral opinion. He stated that the state has a “constitutional, legal and moral obligation to assure that the municipalities in this state adequately fund their pension obligation.” … more