Stories tagged: "public 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’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.

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.

Math teacher Cristal Nichols with her students.
Op-Ed: “The Library at My School Sits Dormant”

It is not a coincidence that Detroit Public School districts’ students fall below the state’s reading scores’ average.

4 Questions: We Asked a High School Teacher to Talk About the Future of Public Education

It was the goal of our founding fathers and of a functioning democracy that citizens should be able to read for themselves, think for themselves, and therefore vote for themselves, and public education is the vehicle where that happens.

Graphic by Desiree Tapia
Q&A: A Former Special Ed Parapro Talks About Public Schools

As part of an ongoing Q&A series about public education, we spoke to Christian Alvarado, an education organizer and former special education parapro.

Photo courtesy of Jillian Foster
Q&A: A Hastings Mom’s Take on Public Schools

Only 24% of parents believe they have too little say over what is taught and nearly 9 in 10 parents believe their child’s teacher has done the best they could during the pandemic.

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There’s More Behind Critical Race Theory Than You Think

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