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

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

Choice Satisfies Most Parents, Appeals to Most Voters

New surveys highlight favorable experiences, need for more options … more

Michigan Parents and Voters Strongly Support School Choice

Charter school parents extremely satisfied and voters favor expanding school choice options … more

Guiding Quality Growth in the Charter Sector

Workshop sessions focus on developing successful new schools … more

Later High School Start Times Should Stay Local Decision

Change by Berkley district cites academic benefit … more

Poll: Mich. Voters Back Tax Benefits for School Choice

Strong majority endorse use of 529 plans to help fund K-12 tuition … more

MDE Overreach a Serious Concern

New rules attack cyber school option for families … more