Michigan Future

Wayne State Aims To Boost Student Success Through Innovative Interventions

Wayne State aims to boost student success through innovative interventions

This blog is authored by Wayne State University President Dr. M. Roy Wilson.  I’m happy to have this opportunity to write about student success for Michigan Future, Inc. The success of Wayne State University students is my personal passion and the highest priority in our strategic plan. One of the qualities that attracted me most to Wayne State University is the opportunity…

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A Book Club For College Success

A book club for college success

Over the past few months, Michigan Future facilitated a College Success book club for a group of stakeholders in the city working to get more Detroit students to and through college. The purpose of the club was to have a regular discussion with college access and success leaders about both the “content” of student success – the obstacles students face…

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Worth Reading And Watching

Worth reading and watching

I keep intending to do a post on what I am reading. But there turns out to be too much interesting to write about and I never get around to it. There are three books I have read recently that I highly recommend. And one YouTube video to watch. Two books on education, one on placemaking. All that take on…

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Toward A Michigan Policy Agenda That Prioritizes The Actual Needs Of Taxpayers Over The Perceived Desires Of Corporations

Toward a Michigan policy agenda that prioritizes the actual needs of taxpayers over the perceived desires of corporations

A few months ago, Michigan Future Inc. introduced its first-ever state policy agenda. In it, we argue that rising income for all Michiganders should be the policy goal for Michigan’s leaders and we offer three levers to accomplish that goal: schools from birth through college that are organized around giving students broad, 21st century skills to succeed in college and…

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Tax Cuts Not The Answer To The Great Decoupling

Tax cuts not the answer to the Great Decoupling

In our first ever state policy agenda we identify dealing with the Great Decoupling as the preeminent economic challenge of our times. Figuring out how everyone benefits from a growing economy, rather than just those at the top. In the report we make the case that cutting taxes is not the way to combat the Great Decoupling. That as Michigan…

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