Michigan’s Transition to a Knowledge-Based Economy: Fifth Annual Progress Report

Michigan continues to have difficulty transitioning to a knowledge-based economy. In Michigan Future’s fifth annual report on Michigan’s transition, Lou Glazer details what states and metropolitan areas are doing the best and why.
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Lou Glazer’s interview on Stateside: Is college always the best choice for high school grads?

President Lou Glazer sat down with Cynthia Canty of Michigan Radio’s Stateside, and Glenda Price, former President of Marygrove College in Detroit, to discuss the question: Is college truly the right choice for all high school grads? Are we overlooking the opportunities offered by skilled trades and other careers that do not require a degree?. Listen to the full story here.

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Unlimited charters: still not smart

Every time I write about charter schools I feel a need to start with the reality that Michigan Future has been from the beginning a big supporter of charter schools. Currently our Michigan Future Schools initiative has funded and is working with nine new college prep high schools in Detroit. One is  a DPS school, the other eight are charters.…

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College educated Millennials winning

The Pew Research Center has just released a terrific new report entitled "The Rising Cost of Not Going to College". If you care about understanding the reality of today's economy for young adults this is a must read report. Using data from the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey (CPS) it makes clear that in terms of both employment and wages…

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Talent trumps low taxes again

Richard Florida in a recent Atlantic Cities article writes about a new study on what matters most in attracting entrepreneurs. The study done by Endeavor Insight can be found here. As Florida writes what attracts entrepreneurs is "...talented workers, and the quality of life that the educated and ambitious have come to expect – not the low-tax, favorable-regulation approach that…

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