A new study by Michigan State University Professor Joshua Cowen on the state’s school choice policy reveals that only fewer than half of students who moved out of their schools to a neighboring school district stayed there. And the instability is having an impact on their academic achievement.
The Michigan Economic Development Corp (MEDC) is launching a new initiative to attract Michigan students to work in the auto industry. The goal of “We Run on Brainpower” is to raise awareness of high-tech careers available in the auto industry and highlight the state’s role in auto manufacturing.
Just as we expected, the Mackinac Center is upping its efforts to get members to leave MEA. They’ve already sent unsolicited messages to members’ computers and phones; now they’re sending postcards explaining their version of MEA members’ “rights” and liability insurance. But also, just as expected, their information isn’t reliable.