Stories tagged: "Betsy DeVos"


FILE PHOTO: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos listens as Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a roundtable discussion in Tiger Stadium on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Michigan’s Legislative Loophole, Part 5: Follow the Money

In Part 5 of our series, Managing Editor Lisa Hayes offers a takeaway on who the loophole benefits.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a briefing at the Department of Education building in Washington on July 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Michigan’s Legislative Loophole, Part 3: The Scheme

In Part 3 of the Legislative Loophole series, we investigate Let MI Kids Learn's proposal. It takes from public tax dollars and public education, and gives Michigan's wealthy residents 100% matching tax breaks for donations.

Michigan’s Legislative Loophole, Part 2: The Deception

In Part 2, we put the indirect initiative loophole under the microscope to highlight three levels of deception that can be used to exploit the process.

Photo Source: The Michigan State Capitol: A National Historic Landmark
The Will of the 8%: Michigan’s Legislative Loophole

Michigan citizens have more collective power than the Legislature when it comes to passing laws. But a loophole lets MI's Legislature take it away.

Election Guide: Where Do Michigan’s Gubernatorial Candidates Stand on Education?

Whoever sits behind the governor’s desk in Michigan over the next four years will play a critical role in protecting public education.

The Will of the 8%: Michigan’s Legislative Loophole

A four-part investigation into Michigan's legislative loophole, the indirect initiative.

Voters cast their Election Day ballots at a rural high school. (AP Photo/Janie Osborne)
Michigan Voters May Decide Four Ballot Proposals in November

Voters in Michigan could decide the fate of four separate ballot issues at the general election.