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Michigan's Largest School Districts Breaking Teacher Pay Law

As many as 18 of Michigan’s 20 largest public school districts may be violating the law by not giving their best teachers a “significant” merit pay opportunity. … more

Who Watches the Union’s Fake News Watchers?

The National Education Association posted an article about how teachers are helping students spot "fake news." … more

School Pension Iceberg: Beware What’s Under Budget Surface

The growing cost of the school employees pension program is the iceberg school districts are headed toward. … more

'Tax Cut Fever' In Lansing? Spending Increases Show Opposite

While medicine has no cure for the common cold, Michigan’s Legislature has apparently found the remedy for “tax cut fever.” … more

School Board Says DeVos 'Unfit' For Advocating Policies It Practices

The East Lansing School Board passed a resolution saying Betsy DeVos was unfit to be Secretary of Education for advocating policies that same district has embraced. … more

Rising Economy Increased Michigan Tax Revenue More Than Gas Tax Hike

The projected increase in two of the largest funds for the state of Michigan next year is enough to cover the gas and vehicle registration tax increases. … more

Washington Post Bashes Detroit Charters Citing Study That Praises Detroit Charters

There have been three studies that compared Detroit charters to traditional public schools. All have found that charters significantly outperform district schools. … more

Most Charters Perform 'Significantly Better' Than District Schools on Core Subjects

When critics of school choice say that charter schools aren't much better than traditional Detroit Public Schools, there's something they aren't telling you. … more

Yesterday's Pension Underfunding Means Fewer Raises For Today's Teachers

One public school district could have given each of its teachers a 12.2 percent raise in 2016 if its pension costs had not skyrocketed. … more

Incomes Rise in Right-to-Work Michigan; Officials Project More To Come

When Michigan’s new-right-to-work law was enacted at the end of 2012, critics claimed it would cause incomes to fall and named it "right-to-work-for-less." … more

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