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

Fewer Parents Taking Education for Granted

Surveys highlight growing involvement, diverse goals … more

Bullying is a Huge Problem – School Choice is Helping Solve It

Bold action is needed to give families more options … more

School Districts Exaggerate the Harms of Losing Students to Choice

Freedom, flexibility needed more than extra funds … more

Accessing Better Detroit Schools Out of Reach for Some

Transportation scholarships could help level playing field … more

Helping More Michigan Students Learn to Read

Campaign promises are likely not enough … more

Don't Put Faith in Class-Size Reduction

Research shows little academic benefit for immense cost … more

Innovative School Districts Seek Greater Flexibility

Legislative proposal would aid Madison, Center Line, others … more

Same Old Story About the Problems in Public Schools

Nearly 70 years later, the arguments remain the same … more