Families

The current issue of Dome magazine has an article from the folks at Gongwer about the just enacted education reform legislation. It ends with comments about how the real problem with student achievement is families. Kids coming to school not ready to learn. Its an important part of the case that many make that "those" kids can't learn. Its not…

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2010 Predictions

The folks at MiBiz.com asked me to one of their guest columnists on what to expect in 2010. You can read my column here. As you will read, I don't see any big changes in the year ahead. Yes the national economy will improve. And so will Michigan, but we will continue to lag the nation. That includes West Michigan--where…

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Lou’s 2009 Presentation

The powerpoint presentation Lou Glazer uses in his speeches around the state on the future of the economy and what Michigan needs to do to prosper in it. Michigan Future Inc. Presentation 2009 View more presentations from michiganfuture. [slideshare id=2773667&doc=09-standard-presentation-091224090658-phpapp01]

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A Reach School For Every Kid

Didn’t get into Harvard? Well, it is good that you applied.  Research highlighted in a Wall Street Journal article today about the value of a college degree indicates that future economic success may be better predicted by where you apply to college than where you go to college. The reason – where you aspire to attend college is an indicator…

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A Constantly Changing Economy

The main business Michigan Future is in is trying to understand the flat world and then be a catalyst to better position Michigan and its citizens to prosper in that economy. Our core belief is that the people and communities that will do best economically are those that align with – rather than resist – new realities. Globalization and technology…

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