Education Policy Initiative

The Education Policy Initiative is committed to expanding opportunities for Michigan student success by empowering families with access to a variety of effective educational options. The initiative’s high quality research informs policymakers and the public how greater freedom can drive innovations that will better meet diverse learning needs.

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Latest Articles

MEA Attack on Online Charters Misses Mark

Policy based on bad data, double standards would hurt families … more

Change Careers to Teaching? Take the SAT

New bureaucratic rule constricts educator pipeline … more

Skilled Trades Teachers Don’t Need a College Degree

Why doesn’t the principals’ association trust its members? … more

DeVos: Fight for Students, Not Over Them

Secretary of Education makes powerful case for parental choice … more

Teachers in Taylor Win Final Right-to-Work Battle

Supreme Court rejects appeal and upholds teachers’ rights … more

Education Officials Avoid Obvious Solutions

Reforms needed before taking teacher shortage claims seriously … more

Don’t Push the School Funding Panic Button

Districts can adapt to federal enrollment projections … more

Charter Schools Face Funding, Facility Inequities

Legislation, possible legal showdown could help shrink gap … more