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Do Michigan Charter Schools Get More Bang for the Buck?

The past year’s rise of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education has brought more attention to the performance of charter schools, both nationally and in her native Michigan. Charter schools are tuition-free, state-funded schools of choice that tend to operate with fewer dollars than other public schools. How well are charter schools doing with the resources they have?

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Laws of Evidence: How Sound Forensic Science Policy Can Help Prevent Wrongful Convictions

The Innocence Project is a well-known nonprofit organization whose goal is to exonerate the wrongfully convicted. Forty-six percent of its cases involved misapplied forensic science — meaning that a method, technique or analysis was conducted incorrectly. There have been 17 exonerations in Michigan involving misapplied forensic science. Now, in partnership with the Reason Foundation, the Innocence Project is calling for improvements to forensic science and for better transparency and quality control in crime labs. Panelists from the Innocence Project and Reason will discuss how the application of forensic science to criminal prosecutions can be improved by policy change and public education.

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School Choice Breaks Down Racial Barriers

Some districts’ residency requirements reinforce segregation

Some districts’ residency requirements reinforce segregation more

The Problems with the Pension and Retiree Health Insurance Bills

Recent legislation confuses legal obligations between benefits

Recent legislation confuses legal obligations between benefits more

Teacher Sues Union Over Right-to-Work

A Michigan Education Association affiliate is violating state law

A Michigan Education Association affiliate is violating state law more

A Message From Joe

The Right Way to Fund a Second Poe Lock

The shipping industry should help pay for the services it uses

The shipping industry should help pay for the services it uses more

Increase Cell Phone Tax, Expand Stopped Vehicle Mandate, Car Seat Regulations, More

December 8, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report

December 8, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report more

Parents Deserve Clear Information About School Performance

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

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’

A critique of ‘talent mercantilism’ more

Wyoming Lights Up a Tax Hike

Op-ed published in Casper Star Tribune

Op-ed published in Casper Star Tribune more

Unions Complicit in Retirement Benefit Crisis

But trying to shift the blame to Lansing anyway

But trying to shift the blame to Lansing anyway more

Parking Ticket License Renewal, Animal Cruelty, Student Loan Disclosures, more

December 1, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report

December 1, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report more

Ex-Con Working as Nurse Gets Denied License When Moving to Michigan

Great Lakes State has some of the most stringent laws in the nation

Great Lakes State has some of the most stringent laws in the nation more

Assessing Michigan’s Alleged Teacher Shortage

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

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

Mackinac Center Joins Tax Reform Letter

Senate vote for tax reform possible this week

Senate vote for tax reform possible this week more

Taxpayers Shouldn’t Subsidize High Income Housing

Millions going to build luxury developments

Millions going to build luxury developments more

How to Regulate Vacation Rentals in Michigan

And why property rights need to be secured

And why property rights need to be secured more

How Right-to-Work and the End of the 'Dues Skim' Killed the SEIU in Michigan

Membership, revenue and political spending plummet

Membership, revenue and political spending plummet for SEIU Healthcare-Michigan more