Martin Public Schools teacher Peter Boyd made a strategic decision last year. After 37 years in education, Boyd felt he wasn't getting much out of his union dues. So in August 2013, the West Michigan science teacher left his teachers union.
As college students in Michigan and other states head to campus this fall, they are looking forward to immersing themselves in their classes and preparing for their futures.
If you aren't familiar with the name Paul Pastorek, chances are you've heard about his work.
When Mark Wallace looks out along the Detroit riverfront, he doesn't only observe what it is now. He sees what it could be. On his second day as president and CEO of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, Wallace seems at ease. Strolling around Rivard Plaza Tuesday afternoon, he possesses a sense of ownership that doesn't just come from his title.
When it comes to lackluster school results in Michigan, the problem isn't charter schools. The state doesn't need less choice. It needs more.
President Barack Obama and ardent defenders of his Affordable Care Act believe so firmly in the health care overhaul that they are blinded to its shortcomings.
Public institutions that receive public money should conduct their business before the public. Period.
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