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March is Reading Month. Does Gretchen Whitmer Even Care?

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:8 Mar 2022

March is Reading Month, but does the governor even care? More importantly – is she ever going to do anything about it? Michigan’s young readers are in crisis, and too many politicians – particularly those with the veto pens –

My Take: March is reading month, and Michigan kids are in crisis

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:8 Mar 2022

This column originally appeared in The Holland Sentinel. March is reading month. Expect to see pictures in your local paper of smiling legislators reading Dr. Seuss to local kindergarten classes. Expect proclamations from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer with fancy language about



Whitmer’s Cut to Reading Scholarships Comes Back to Hurt Kids

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:22 Feb 2022

A devastating new study underscores the importance of reading support for Michigan students – and the damage that’s been done over the last 2 years by a governor and a bureaucracy more interested in COVID theater than helping Michigan’s kids.