Tag: Schools

Detroit On Track For Excellence?

Doubt it. For the most part, I have to agree with Quisenberry.   Statement by MAPSA President Dan Quisenberry on Senate Passage of SB 710 LANSING, Michigan (March 22, 2016) – The Michigan Senate voted 21-16 today to pass SB…

Taylor-Area Teachers Outraged

Taylor-Area Teachers Stunned by Secret Deal, Sue District, Union to Protect Rights Educators Sue Taylor Federation of Teachers for Violation of Public Employee Relations Act   LANSING, MI, February 28, 2012 –Michigan Freedom Fund President Greg McNeilly today issued the…

Cronyism – Part II

Reposted from RightMichigan.Com   ~ In cronyism part I, the connection between government and business interests was discussed, with focus on state and federal tax dollars being used to pick winners, or at the very least recipients of government largesse.…

Rewarding Educators

Interesting stuff.  When asked why some teachers would leave public schools for ‘less pay & benefits’ in a charter setting, the answer might be: “because they can earn more” Does Incentive Pay Lead to Improved Student Performance? Teachers, Principals Earn…

Outstanding

I am all about information.  I am all about information being available on any number of issues to all who might be interested, with regard to government, its operators and operations. The more that people are made aware of how…

Tools Become Available

New Online Database Provides Unique ‘Context and Performance’ Information for Every Standard Michigan Public High School Data for 678 schools range from ACT and MME scores to percentage of students qualifying for federal school lunch subsidies; chance to ‘uncover hidden…

Yet Municipal WiFi Dreams Live On

I Watched the Traverse City Schools cut a lot of folks out last night. I also watched the East Bay Township begin the process for mis-allocation of future tax dollars through its approval of another process of funding for a…

Virtual Self Determination

From the Mackinac Center Study: Virtual Learning Can Improve Student Outcomes and Save Money Michigan should expand leadership role in online education; thousands of K-12 students currently participate in hundreds of online programs throughout the state, but unnecessary restrictions limit…