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Teachers Union Said They Were Done Losing Members (They’ve Lost 17K Since)

In 2015, the Michigan Education Association said it was done losing members because of right-to-work. About 17,000 members didn't listen and left since the proclamation. … more

ACLU Joins DeVos Assaults By Ignoring Inconvenient Charter School Truths

The Michigan ACLU has become the latest organization to join teachers unions, the public school establishment and others against Betsy DeVos as President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to be the U.S. secretary of education. … more

School Budgets, Senate Pension Reforms Under Attack From Pension System

Years of persistent underfunding by state officials has led to the retirement system having a current unfunded liability of $26.7 billion. … more

The New York Times’ Comprehension Problem on Detroit Charters

In a piece criticizing school choice advocate – and future Secretary of Education – Betsy DeVos, an op-ed from the New York Times slams charter schools in Detroit. … more

Dear Teachers Union: School Pensions Not Supposed To Be A Ponzi Scheme

Pension plans are not Ponzi schemes. Properly managed pension systems do not require a fresh stream of new entrants to work. And new entrants don’t help a system when it is underfunded. … more

School Choice Opponents Recycle Myths as Trump Picks DeVos for Education

Last week President-elect Donald Trump named Michigan philanthropist Betsy DeVos as his choice to be the U.S. secretary of education. And the attacks began. … more

Higher Education Spending Still Down After Michigan's 'Lost Decade,' But Rising

In the latest issue of the Michigan Education Association's online magazine Voice, the union makes another claim about taxpayer support for education that doesn’t hold true. … more

Cost of Federal Employees Who Said They'd Quit Under Trump: $65 Billion

Remember all those federal workers who said they'd quit if Donald Trump became president? They cost the government $65 billion a year. … more

Annual Cost To Pay Teachers Same As Doctors $1,283 Per Person

A popular video by a rapper wants teachers to be paid like doctors. That would cost $12.8 billion alone to do that just in Michigan. … more

Only Two of the Nation's 72 Largest Newspapers Endorsed Trump

Overall, Hillary Clinton had an even 500 newspaper and magazine endorsements while Trump had 26. None of the Michigan newspapers tracked endorsed Trump. … more

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Workers who chose to leave unions want to fend for themselves but current law requires unions in union shops to negotiate their pay and work conditions. "Worker's Choice" gives employees the freedom to choose representation.

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