Category: Press Release


Senate Republicans Offer Students, Parent a Desperately Needed Lifeline

Posted by:Nick DeLeeuw Posted On:1 Feb 2024

New Education Proposal Unveiled Just Hours after Damning Report Shows Extent of Crisis Swallowing Michigan Kids’ Futures LANSING – The Great Lakes Education Project today thanked Senate Republicans for taking steps to help Michigan students, just hours after a devastating


GLEP: Population Workgroup K-12 Proposal Won’t Attract – or Appease – Desperate Parents

Posted by:Nick DeLeeuw Posted On:11 Jan 2024

Population Council Leader Admits Plan Won’t Boost Population LANSING – Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone provided the. following response today after a presentation in Detroit by John Rakolta highlighting spending requests from Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s partisan population


GLEP: Matt Koleszar Doesn’t Care About Your Kids

Posted by:Nick DeLeeuw Posted On:6 Dec 2023

Democratic Lawmaker Proposes Bizarre Crackdown on Homeschool Parents after Former Health and Human Services Children’s Advocate Charged with Child Abuse  LANSING – Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone today backed parents across the state after they came under


House Education Committee Hears Halloween Testimony on Bills Designed to Slash Educational Freedom in Michigan

Posted by:Nick DeLeeuw Posted On:31 Oct 2023

House “Charter School Package” a Horror Show for Parents – Exempts Traditional Public Schools from Transparency Requirements LANSING – Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone today asked the House Education Committee to reject bills slated to receive a


Polehanki Bill Still Eliminates Student Performance from Educator Evaluations

Posted by:Nick DeLeeuw Posted On:24 Oct 2023

Whitmer Staff Tells Committee Governor Won’t Support Bill – Now Amendments Make It Even Worse Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone today asked lawmakers to slam the breaks on a disastrous bill advanced by the state Senate that


GLEP: With Kids Falling Behind, Now’s the Worst Time to Eliminate Student Performance from Educator Evaluations

Posted by:Nick DeLeeuw Posted On:18 Oct 2023

Bills Moving through Senate Education Committee Ignore Student Performance in Education Decision Making Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone today asked lawmakers to slam the breaks on disastrous bills advanced by the Senate Education Committee that would remove


GLEP: Population Workgroup K-12 Proposal Is Completely Unserious

Posted by:Nick DeLeeuw Posted On:18 Oct 2023

Partisan Org Rejects Parents, Proposes More Cash for Failed Bureaucracy Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone provided the following response today after the release of newly reported spending requests from Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s partisan population K-12 workgroup. “Michigan’s


Michigan Department of Education Breaks Public School Performance Reporting Law – Again

Posted by:Nick DeLeeuw Posted On:12 Oct 2023

Department Illegally Hides School Performance Data from Parents The Great Lakes Education Project today called on the State Board of Education to hold accountable officials with the Michigan Department of Education for brazenly and continuously violating Michigan’s public school performance


Great Lakes Education Project Statement on Disastrous M-STEP Scores

Posted by:Nick DeLeeuw Posted On:31 Aug 2023

Great Lakes Education Project Statement on Disastrous M-STEP Scores LANSING – Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) Executive Director Beth DeShone provided the following statement today after the Michigan Department of Education’s release of the state’s latest M-STEP test results: “These


GLEP: New Education Department Puts Bigger Bureaucracy Between Students and Success

Posted by:Nick DeLeeuw Posted On:12 Jul 2023

GLEP: New Education Department Puts Bigger Bureaucracy Between Students and Success LANSING – The Great Lakes Education Project today stood up for parents and students after Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the creation of another public school bureaucracy instead of sending