You’re Invited – National School Choice Week is Coming

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:7 Dec 2021

National School Choice Week is right around the corner, and you’re invited. On Thursday, January 27, 2022, the Great Lakes Education Project and partner organizations from across the state will host Michigan’s annual celebration of parental control and student success.


My Take: Forget the partisan politics. Let kids learn.

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:29 Nov 2021

Every child deserves an exceptional education. Voters have a chance now to provide a unique and important opportunity — up to $500 million in additional funding for Michigan students. The state House and Senate in October approved important new bills


Parents are Leading the Charge

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:22 Nov 2021

Every student from every background, in every community deserves the tools and the resources they need for a successful education. Governor Gretchen Whitmer, though, disagrees. She’s vetoed a set of bills that would have empowered Michigan’s kids with up to


Standing Up for Our Kids

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:8 Nov 2021

Parents know best what their kids need. Parents know best how they learn. Parents don’t just deserve a say in their children’s education – they deserve the say. Unfortunately, Governor Whitmer once again failed Michigan students and families with her


Whitmer Veto Takes Away Text Books, Classes, Mental Health Services from Michigan’s Kids

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:5 Nov 2021

Whitmer Veto Takes Away Text Books, Classes, Mental Health Services from Michigan’s Kids LANSING – Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone provided the following statement today following Gretchen Whitmer’s veto of legislation to provide extra funding to Michigan


GLEP to Governor Whitmer: Put Partisan Politics Aside – Sign Bills to Let Kids Learn

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:27 Oct 2021

LANSING – Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone today thanked lawmakers for passing and encouraged Governor Gretchen Whitmer to immediately sign new legislation to enhance learning opportunities for Michigan students: “Parents asked lawmakers to protect the rights of


Let Kids Learn Bills Moving in Lansing!

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:25 Oct 2021

All children deserve an exceptional education. We think it’s time for Lansing to trust parents, not bureaucrats, to make the best decisions for their kids. The pandemic took a heavy toll on Michigan students. Now’s the time to support our


GLEP: Expanded Opportunities for Michigan Students Will Let Kids Learn

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:19 Oct 2021

GLEP: Expanded Opportunities for Michigan Students Will Let Kids Learn  LANSING – Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone provided the following statement today after the approval in House and Senate committees of legislation to enhance learning opportunities for


End Religious Bigotry in Michigan

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:4 Oct 2021

Just days ago, parents across the state of Michigan filed a lawsuit in federal court to overturn Michigan’s “Blaine Amendment” that discriminates against families based on their religious faith. The Michigan rule prevents parents from accessing Michigan 529 accounts to


GLEP Applauds Parents’ Fight to End Religious Bigotry in Education

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:24 Sep 2021

GLEP Applauds Parents’ Fight to End Religious Bigotry in Education   Parents Filed Lawsuit to End Discriminatory “Blaine Amendment” that Targets Families of Faith  LANSING – Parents across the state of Michigan yesterday filed a lawsuit in federal court to