Issues & Ideas Luncheon, February 2002

Listen to Expert Speakers Over Lunch

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is pleased to host monthly Issues & Ideas Luncheons in Lansing. These luncheons, which feature experts on a diverse array of subjects, offer a forum that enhances and broadens the policy debate to include theoretical and philosophical ideals-and suggestions for achieving them.

Legislative staff, policy specialists, and other interested friends are cordially invited to our

The Mackinac Room in the House Office Building


"The Future of Education Reform in Michigan"


U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra
R-Michigan - 2nd District


Monday, February 25, 2002


12:00 - 1:15 p.m.


The Mackinac Room, 5th Floor, House Office Building
124 North Capitol, Lansing


Lunch is provided at no charge, with reservation

Schools-of-choice.  Charter schools.  Proposal A.  Major Michigan school reforms all, but only steps in the direction of the kind of academic excellence parents want for their school-age children.  And each of these steps has been made in the teeth of strenuous opposition by forces that seem bent upon keeping the failing system and even making it worse.  As a result, what progress that has been made - and there is measurable progress - is far from satisfactory.

What is the future of education reform?  Come and listen as one of the architects of national education policy talks about charting the educational course for Michigan and the nation in the 21st century.  On Feb. 25, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy will host U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra as speaker at our February Issues and Ideas Luncheon.  Hoekstra chairs the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Education and the Workforce Committee and is also a member of the House Budget Committee.

The luncheon begins promptly at 12:00 noon. Please make reservations for yourself and any guests by noon on February 22, 2002, by calling the Mackinac Center at (989) 631-0900 or send your e-mail to:


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