Stories tagged: "public education"


7 Banned Books You Should Read—and Re-Read

From an American classic to a silly search-and-find, read the shocking reasons these books are “banned”—and why you should still read them.

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Michigan Voted in Favor of Public Education in the Midterms

With a Democratic trifecta and a shut-down of local "book ban" candidates, Michigan voters showed up for education last week.

New Apprenticeships to Cover Tuition for Future Michigan Teachers 

Officials say it's a pathway for support staff, school volunteers, and students to become certified teachers.

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.

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 latest budget signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer made the highest state per-student investment in Michigan history—including more than $500 million in school infrastructure and expanded mental health resources for children. (Courtesy/Gov. Gretchen Whitmer)
New Advisory Council to Give Michigan Parents More Say in Public Education

Parental control over public education has become an increasingly pressing issue. Multiple Republican candidates for governor are campaigning on it – for example, you’ve probably heard lots of debate over critical race theory, or  Tudor Dixon’s claim that children are being taught about “sex and gender theory secretly behind their parents’ backs.” Last week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order that will give parents a new opportunity to have a say in their children’s education. 

Photograph of Kathleen Lucas, courtesy of Kathleen Lucas
A Michigan Mom Envisions a Less Divisive Future for Public Schools in this Q&A

As part of this Q&A series, we’re talking with Michigan parents, teachers, students and others involved with public schools.