Regardless of whether Michigan receives a share of federal education money under the "Race to the Top" program, new legislation in Michigan could help improve education by opening the door for more charter public schools and using student achievement as a starting point for teacher merit pay.

But Michigan's Public Employment Relations Act could stand in the way. Paul Kersey, director of labor policy, explains why in this Detroit News Op-Ed and how the Legislature can avoid that.

Stay Engaged

Receive our weekly emails!

Share