Category: Newsletter

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.

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

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

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

Standing up to Bureaucracy and Putting Our Kids First

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:21 Sep 2021

Kids falling desperately behind. Students locked out of their classrooms. Unelected and unaccountable health departments issuing unscientific orders to override the will of local parents and school boards. Districts fighting to keep parents in the dark about their kids’ curriculum

Failed Bureaucracy: Disastrous M-Step Scores Show Kids Left in the Cold

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:9 Sep 2021

The Michigan Department of Education last week released the statewide results of last school year’s student assessments and they were disastrous. They identified disastrous lost learning and bureaucratic failures in schools across the state. The Department and public school bureaucracy

Is Governor Whitmer Preparing New Unscientific School Mandates?

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:24 Aug 2021

Are new statewide school mandates coming? Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s administration isn’t ruling them out, and in at least one high profile case, her top health officials are pressuring the Governor to arbitrarily tell every Michigan student how he or she

Whitmer Pushes Masking for Kindergarteners – Again

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:10 Aug 2021

The debate about masking school children, even kindergarteners, is heating up again. No, the science hasn’t changed. Young children remain the least susceptible to contracting COVID-19 and to spreading it, and the few who do get it tend to suffer

House Democrats Slash $155 Million from School Children

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:27 Jul 2021

Democrats in the Michigan House of Representatives this week sunk to a new and surprising low. They voted en masse to slash education funding from students in kindergarten and elementary school who are struggling to read after a year of