Relearning the GI Bill lessons

What is so distressing about a recent Center for Michigan's Bridge feature article is that it positions higher education as a combination of vocational training and supplier to Michigan employers. Where the chief  purpose of Michigan's public universities should be…

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Density drives economic growth

In our 2006 A New Agenda for a New Michigan we wrote: For many Michiganians, vibrant central cities are part of the past. No longer relevant or just something you visit in unique places like Manhattan, Toronto or Chicago. Think again!…

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Unlimited charters: not smart

From their inception in the Nineties Michigan Future, Inc. has been an enthusiastic supporter of charter schools and public school choice. Still are. We have been involved in helping create charter schools for more than a decade. But our support…

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Our 2012 High Schools

Our Michigan Future Schools initiative proudly announces grants of $2.4 million to open three innovative new high schools that will challenge and support Detroit students as they prepare for college and careers. The schools will open to incoming freshmen in…

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A better school ranking system

The Michigan Department of Education (MDOE) recently released their 2011 rankings of all of Michigan's k-12 schools. They released two rankings. One clearly is a better measure than the other of relative school quality. One ranking is mandated by the…

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What’s new at the accelerator

I haven't written for quite awhile about our high school accelerator – Michigan Future Schools. But we have been busy! Just as a reminder the accelerator is designed to help start at scale new quality high schools serving students from…

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