Stories tagged: "Darrin Camilleri"

FILE - Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a briefing at the Department of Education building in Washington on July 8, 2020. Former Education Secretary DeVos on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, backed a Michigan ballot drive to let students attend private schools and pay other educational expenses with accounts funded by tax-free corporate and individual donations. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Michigan Lawmakers Defeat One Education Voucher Scheme, But Another From Betsy DeVos is On The Way

HB 5859 would have required the state to use $500 million in federal funds to contract with private vendors, to supply students with educational supplies, opportunities, and services. Opponents criticized the Republican-introduced bill as a ploy to direct public money to private, for-profit institutions that aren’t accountable to parents or the public. 

Photo courtesy Rep. Darrin Camilleri
This State Rep Calls for More Transparency to Restore Michiganders’ Faith in Government

From forcing political donors out of the shadows to making it easier for Michiganders to see what their government is doing, state Rep. Darrin Camilleri thinks information is key.

Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman
Rep. Darrin Camilleri’s Work as a Teacher Informs His Plan to Bring Back School Libraries

Despite studies showing their importance, school librarians and libraries are largely a thing of the past in Michigan. This state Rep. is working to change that.

Rep. Matt Maddock (R-Milford) attends the State of the State address in 2020.
Far-Right Conspiracy Group ‘Milford Conservatives Matter’ Includes State Rep. Maddock

Michigan Democrats want to censure and investigate Rep. Maddock, while the calls for his expulsion from the Legislature continue to mount.