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

A Political Fiction that Won’t Go Away

Candidates wrongly claim state education funds have been cut … more

Higher Taxes Would Offer Little for Ottawa Schools

Millage money more fairly shared, but promises little results … more

Whitmer Education Plan Trips Over Charter Schools

Solutions in search of imagined problems raise questions … more

Study Links Catholic Education and Self-Discipline

Families may have new tool to support private school choices … more

Getting More College Grads Won’t Improve State Prosperity

Many factors play into an area's income growth … more

Detroit Charters Send More Graduates to College Than Peers Do

Longer-term outcomes back up test-score advantages for charter schools … more

Michigan Doesn't Fit Profile for Teacher Walkouts

More already spent on teacher salaries, less on nonteaching staff … more

New Law Removes Obstacles to Classroom

SB 727 should help alleviate teacher shortage outcry … more

Rural School Makes Fast Rise

Akron-Fairgrove among most improved on Mackinac report card … more