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Another Michigan School Expert Misstates, Lowballs Taxpayer Contributions

Jack Smith, a professor of educational psychology at Michigan State University, recently claimed that inadequate school funding is one reason for poor academic performance by public schools in this state. Read more

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$107,400-A-Year Teacher Says Teachers Must Work Second Job To Support Families

Liza Parkinson is the president of the Utica Community Schools teachers' union. She works a second job and says teachers need to do that to support their families. Parkinson made $107,402 in 2016-17. Read more

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Detroit Mayor: ‘We’ve Got To Change’ Children Fleeing City’s Failed Schools

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan talked about the exodus of students from his city’s public school district at a state policy conference held this week on Mackinac Island. Read more

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If Money To Detroit Schools Is A Measure Of Caring, Michigan's People Care

There may be several ways to measure the extent to which caring about something is demonstrated by a political system or society. Read more

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Teachers Union Math Lesson: $8,326 Per Kid > $7,462 Per Kid

Michigan news media rarely challenge union assertions that school funding has been cut in Michigan. Read more

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Tough Time To Be Working In Government?

Government employees in this country — at the local, state and federal level, as well as school and state university employees — have not suffered economically in this century. Read more

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Claims Of Rising Poverty Simply Aren't True

State Sen. Coleman Young II, D-Detroit, claimed in an April 17 op-ed published by the Traverse City Record-Eagle that more people in Michigan have fallen into poverty during the tenure of Gov. Rick Snyder. Read more

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Michigan’s Golf Courses Will Take Much More Water Than Nestle

One state report said Michigan's golf courses use 7.6 billion gallons of water a year. Nestle will use as much as 210 million gallons a year. Where's the outrage about golf courses? Read more

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Shampooing Hair And Piloting Commercial Airliners Require Same Number Of Training Hours In Michigan

Michigan Sen. David Knezek, D-Dearborn Heights, snarked on Twitter recently about a bill that makes it a little easier for people to earn money by shampooing hair. Read more

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Magazine’s Description Of Michigan School Funding 24 Years Out Of Date

A recent story in The Atlantic magazine about private versus public schools used examples from Michigan to illustrate some of its arguments, but was significantly out of date. Read more

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