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Nolan Chappell

High school co-op

Nolan Chappell is a high school co-op with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He is a senior at Dow High School in Midland, MI.

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Dan Crane

University of Michigan Law School

… University of Michigan Law School. Prof. Crane graduated from … University of Chicago Law School. He previously taught at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University, …

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Prof. Harry Hutchison

George Mason University School of Law

… at George Mason University School of Law, where he teaches employment … Wayne State University Law School, the University of Detroit Mercy Law School, the University of San Diego …

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Bradley A. Smith

Capital University Law School

… Professor of Law at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, where he taught Election … and his J.D., cum laude from Harvard Law School.

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Billions In Federal COVID Bucks And Detroit Schools Can’t Provide Some Pencils?

The story that teachers pay out-of-pocket for supplies even less plausible than usual

… classroom supplies in public schools. But this does not prevent … teaching profession and other school interests from repeating complaints … worked in an inner-city Detroit school, had 36 children in her class … constitution mandates that school districts, not school employees, … on its website what it was spending at businesses that sell school …

Parents Request School District’s ‘Critical Race’ Records, Get Bill For $409,000

Kent County district says it has 4,400 pounds worth of documents

… with Forest Hills Public Schools, seeking certain documents … and several related terms. School district officials responded … spokesman for Forest Hills Public Schools, said the district has turned … entire Forest Hills Public Schools HR department worked on this … $18.62 per hour the district spends to keep this person on the …

Big US Teacher Union Decline Since Supreme Court Ended Government Employee Union Dues Mandates

National Education Association and its Michigan affiliate are losing members

… that has union membership data up to the 2020-21 school year. The MEA’s membership includes teachers, … and pay an additional $189 per year. The MEA’s spending has decreased by $19 million, which means it … has lost $40 million in revenue and decreased spending by $33 million since 2013.

Make Sure Michigan Residents Benefit from State’s Cash Haul

They’re the ones paying for it

… recommendation to avoid a rush to spend. The principles we recommended then … point, and a little more in annual spending can ensure that roads get better … year. They should be careful about spending the available cash on other infrastructure, … in return. All the people managing schools, local governments, hospitals and …

Mackinac in the Media

… slow-walk freedom-of-information requests.” As more school districts announced that they would start the 2020-21 school year virtually, some families wanted to use other … necessary by new legislation in Lansing that would spend hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars. Rather …

How The Pandemic Exposed The Need For School Choice

… desperate students out of failing schools by dismantling a constitutional … challenges associated with COVID schooling. The pandemic disrupted school routines, caused many students … disrespected their values. One school year marred by disruptions … state-funded flexible education spending accounts for families of …

Don’t Look Back, Ohio

… parent-directed education spending accounts. But a citizen petition … students. Those attending public schools could apply for funds to pay … things like tutoring, after-school activities, educational therapies … to attend either a private school or a public school that charges for out-of-district …

Gov. Whitmer’s Veto Denies Students Opportunity

Education bills would have given families greater access to education options

… supports giving parents flexible spending options to support their … kids first. When our public schools refused to open their doors, … Families should have options in schooling so that our children have … never held hostage by local school officials again!” The Mackinac … funds to pay for private schooling. The Bagos family is one …

Washington Post 'Parents Have No Rights' Op-Ed Author Got Michigan School Stories Wrong Too

'Parents claim they have the right to shape their kids school curriculum. They don’t.'

… should be taught in public schools has a history of erroneous … right to shape their kids school curriculum. They don’t.” … blame Michigan Republicans for school budget cuts. Berkshire said … voter blacklash against GOP spending cuts to school spending and the growth of school …

Detroit Schools Rolling In Dough

One of nation’s worst urban school districts gets 88% imore to spend than four years ago

The Detroit Public Schools Community District has 88% more to spend this year compared to four … windfall, however, Detroit school spending was among the highest … state. The Detroit public school district had $1.28 billion … of 50,875. By the 2020-21 school year, this was down to 49,001. …