What about Up North?

Recently I have been receiving lots of questions about how to improve the economy in northern lower peninsula Michigan. To be honest, we don’t have good answers. Across the country, in rural areas/small towns––except for those with lots of high priced…

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The case for college for all II

Insightful Jared Bernstein post on the David Leonhardt's "College for the Masses" column. (Bernstein is a Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.) Bernstein generally agrees with Leonhardt's central point that a four year degree or more…

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Detroit parents as school shoppers

From its inception Michigan Future Schools understood that the schools it invests in need to be good at  operations, academics and student recruitment. All three matter. That in addition to financial support, MFS needed to help the schools it invests…

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