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Whitmer Veto Doesn’t End the Push for Lower Taxes

… charges a gas sales tax. Most of these collections are dedicated to the School Aid Fund (which is already overflowing) while none are dedicated to road … state budget. We continue to remind legislators that setting responsible spending levels will create room for at least $1 billion per year in ongoing tax …

Essay Contest Winners Tackle the Question of Vaccine Mandates

2022 BAUVERIC HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY COMPETITION

… Charles M. Bauervic Foundation High School Essay Competition, presented by the … being back in the classroom, after spending seventh and eighth grades in a virtual … a senior at Rochester Adams High School, had been a competitive dancer for … www.mackinac.org/essay Bauervic High School Essay Competition 2022 Essay Contest …

The History Buff Who Wants to Let Kids Learn

… was kind of a typical high school conservative, really interested … lawmakers from giving the public school district in Detroit more control over charter schools. Charter school advocates prevailed. Ben … disconnect between higher spending on schools and academic results. …

Mackinac in the Media

… communities deserve to know how politicians want to spend their money or excuse companies from paying taxes.” … Policy Fox News Channel Why I’m Suing My Kids’ School District “Nothing taught in our schools should be under the cover of secrecy. If there …

We Asked. You Shared. We Listened.

… dramatically when it came to government overreach and spending and media spin. One consequence was the lack … our children, as union leaders kept government schools closed and some parents were told they had no … more control and choice over their children’s schooling. We call it Let Kids Learn. Other friends of …

Honoring the Legacy of Radio Giant Frank Beckmann

Mackinac Center Establishes Frank Beckmann Center for Journalism

… shortly after he was born. He attended Osbourne High School, but the family moved again, to Warren, so he could attend Cousino High School and work at its student radio station. He then … he went to the newsroom of WJR, where he would spend his career. He started out as the company’s youngest-ever …

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 …

The Internet is Too Important for Government to Run

… months, if you couldn’t get online, it meant severe limits on your kids in school, going to work, buying supplies, ordering food or even visiting a medical … broadband business. A new bill, said to be supported by the governor, would spend $400 million in federal funds, designate public entities as internet service …

A Lawyer You Can Love

Mackinac Center’s vice president for legal affairs, Patrick Wright, protects freedom by suing the government

… seven places before I got to high school and settled in Traverse City,” Wright … University, where he graduated from the law school with honors. After a clerkship with … Wright enjoys playing sports and spending time with his family. His wife, Bobbi, … and his sons are students in high school.