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Detroit Taking Drastic Actions to Curb Students Missing School

Robocalls and personal interventions combat absenteeism

Detroit Public Schools has started … the spokeswoman for Detroit Public Schools. We … more Highlights Power of School Choice in Michigan

Students, families attribute freedom in education to success in school

… lawmakers discuss reforming Detroit Public Schools, they … echo those of Detroit residents, a majority … more

Detroit Students Missed 1.5 Million Days of School Last Year

The equivalent of 30 absences per pupil

… students enrolled in the Detroit public school district … Act request. But Detroit Public School officials … and more. The Detroit district also has a … class. On Jan. 9, 27,636 Detroit students missed class … more

Detroit Public Schools Bankruptcy Could Cost the State $3.4 Billion

Treasury report outlines what Michigan taxpayers would be liable for

The Detroit Public Schools' $1.3 … statewide, not just in Detroit. Required employer … state projects that if Detroit Public Schools filed … bankruptcy like the city of Detroit did. Unlike the … more

Union Contracts Stand in the Way of the Best Teachers Making $100,000

It is a worthy goal

… system. For example, Detroit Public Schools recently … deemed 8 out of 10 Detroit teachers to be "highly … the highest grade. Detroit is not the only … more

Proposal Would Let Special Needs Children Attend Private School with Public Money

But it can’t be done without amending the state constitution

… happening with the Detroit Public Schools system … terms of education, Detroit is quickly becoming … more

November 20, 2015 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

Drone wars, fantasy football, more corporate subsidies

… income tax (including Detroit). The bill has been … more

State Pension Plans Are Unsustainable

Funding liabilities would cost $5,400 per capita

According to the Detroit Free Press , the city of Detroit must make a $195 million … more

Do Not Assume Economic Development Spending is Effective

Is economic development a nuclear arms race?

In The Detroit News, business columnist … more