Michigan stands at an historic threshold. An unprecedented opportunity to remake our educational system lies before us. The occasion is not one for timid half-measures or mere tinkering with the status quo. This is a time for creative thought and courageous action. The children of our state represent the future. They are too precious to be sacrificed for the sake of political expediency or the gain of vested interests.

Let us all muster the wisdom and the courage to see our way to a new day for Michigan's children. It is with that in mind that the Mackinac Center for Public Policy offers for public consideration these reforms for education.