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

Education Policy Expert Provides Important Perspective on New School Finance Study

Increased funding won’t automatically improve educational outcomes … more

Many Michigan Families Sacrifice for Choice

Documentary shows how Blaine Amendment limits education options … more

Detroit Ignores State Law, Turns Down Money to Avoid Selling Abandoned School

Detroit Public Schools Community District enforces deed restriction against charter … more

School Choice Breaks Down Racial Barriers

Some districts’ residency requirements reinforce segregation … more

Parents Deserve Clear Information About School Performance

Letter grades work for students, they can work for schools too … more

Productive Skills, Not College Degrees, Key to Economic Prosperity

A critique of ‘talent mercantilism’ … more

Assessing Michigan’s Alleged Teacher Shortage

Over 100,000 qualified teachers are not employed by a public school … more

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