Stories tagged: "private schools"


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. 

Photograph courtesy of Arshen Baldwin
Two Saginaw Public School Students on Why Their Community Needs More Resources

As part of our ongoing series of Q&As with Michiganders, we interviewed brothers Lionel and Michael Baldwin, students at Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw, and their mother, Arshen Baldwin, a teacher at Arthur Hill.

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There’s More Behind Critical Race Theory Than You Think

Yes, Michigan schools are teaching about race. Here’s how. 

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 08:  U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the U.S. Department of Education July 8, 2020 in Washington, DC. Vice President Pence and the task force members discussed the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic and the reopening of nation's schools in the Fall. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Michigan Parents and Teachers Join Together to Oppose Betsy DeVos’ Latest Voucher Scheme

Her plan could hit taxpayers hard, as it would cost Michigan $500 million in 2022 alone, and more than $1 billion each year by year five.

Photo Courtesy Rick Howard
‘Blessed to Have a Business’: Michigan Childcare Center Owner Opens Up About Pandemic

Michigan childcare centers are receiving funds to help them operate and retain employees during a time when they're desperately needed.

The Michigan Supreme Court will decide if Snyder-era funds can be devoted to private schools, going against the state constitution.
Battle Over Private Schools Receiving Millions in Public Aid Heads to State Supreme Court

The funds were set aside during Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration, but the Michigan Constitution doesn’t allow public funding for private schools.

Photo via Rep. Ryan Berman
Educators: Stop Using the Pandemic as an Excuse to Privatize Schools

One back-to-school proposal supported by Michigan Republicans like state Reps. Greg Markkanen and Ryan Berman would bring privatization to distance learning, leaving teachers in the lurch.