Mackinac Center for Public Policy

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to analyzing and advancing public policy ideas that strengthen and improve Michigan's culture and economy and its citizens' quality of life.  It is the nation's largest state-focused policy research organization.

Through scholarly policy studies, conferences, seminars, and public forums, the Center helps citizens and public officials to better evaluate policy options by providing them with the best and most up-to-date research on the problems facing Michigan schools, citizens, businesses, and communities.

Mackinac Center research shows that leaving people free to make their own decisions in a market economy results in superior goods and services for all consumers.  Mackinac Center ideas have a decade-long record of influencing public policy to make Michigan citizens freer and more prosperous.

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is committed to freedom in education as embodied by the concept of school choice.  In 1998, the Center's Education Policy Department was formed in order to advance freedom in education throughout the state of Michigan.  For more information about the Mackinac Center for Public Policy's work in education, contact the Center at (989) 631-0900 or visit one of its Web sites at,, and .

Other School Choice Organizations

The Cato Institute                                          The Heritage Foundation

1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW                      214 Massachusetts Ave, NE
Washington, DC  20001-5403                            Washington DC  20002-4999
Phone: 202-842-0200                                         Phone: 202-546-4400
Fax: 202-842-3490                                             Fax: 202-546-8328                                             

The Center for Education Reform                 Children First CEO America
1001 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 204              P. O. Box 330
Washington, DC  20036                                     Bentonville, AR  72712
Phone: 202-822-9000                                        Phone: 501-273-6957
Fax: 202-822-5077                                            Fax: 501-273-9362                                  

Education Intelligence Agency                       Education Policy Institute
P.O. Box 2047                                                   4401-A Connecticut Ave., NW
Carmichael, CA  95609                                      Washington, DC  20008-2322
Phone: 916-422-4373                                         Phone: 202-244-7535
Fax: 916-392-1482                                             Fax: 202-244-7584                                                                                  

Friedman Foundation                                      The Fordham Foundation
One American Square, Suite 2440                      1627 K Street, NW, Suite 600
P.O. Box 82078                                                 Washington, DC  20006
Indianapolis, IN  46282                                      Phone: 202-223-5452
Phone: 317-681-0745                                        Fax: 202-223-9226
Fax: 317-681-0945                                                  

Michigan School Board Leaders                  The Separation of School & State     
Association                                                     Alliance
P.O. Box 608                                                    4578 N. First, #310
Davison, MI  48423                                           Fresno, CA  93726
Phone: 810-658-7667                                        Phone: 209-292-1776
Fax: 810-658-7557                                            Fax: 209-292-7582                                         

Campaign for America's Children                 Children's Scholarship Fund
767 Fifth Avenue, 44th Floor                              Phone: 212-752-8555
New York, NY  10153                            
Phone: 212-752-3310                                        
Fax: 212-753-9164


School Choices: A Citizen's Guide to Education Reform

State Policy Network (a network of state-focused policy organizations)
6255 Arlington Boulevard
Richmond, CA 94805-1601
Phone: 510-965-9700
Fax: 510-965-9600