Monthly Archives: October 2013

GOP Scheme to Rearrange Michigan Courts is Unconstitutional

Yesterday’s ram-rod effort in the Michigan Senate to judicially inoculate Gov. Snyder and GOP lawmakers from culpability for their out-of-control epidemic of bad laws may seem like just another in a long line of misbehaviors, but its much more. The law … Continue reading

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Michigan Senate Passes Law to Rig the Courts to Protect Snyder

The Michigan Senate has fast-tracked a bill introduced just days ago by Sen. Rick Jones (R-24) that could insulate the state government from culpability over misdeeds under Gov. Snyder. SB-652 passed in the Senate today under “immediate passage” and “immediate effect”. … Continue reading

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Rep. Lyons’ School Grading Plan Earns an “F”

As promised, Rep. Lisa Posthumus-Lyons (R-86) introduced her new bill to grade the performance of Michigan’s public schools using an A through F scale. The DeVos family-funded group, Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP), assisted the lawmaker in crafting the legislation. Before … Continue reading

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Rep. Lyons Reveals Grading Scheme for Michigan Public Schools

Rep. Lisa Posthumus-Lyons (R-86) is up to no-good again. She’s announced plans to develop a new A through F grading system for Michigan’s schools. Lyons, a lawmaker with no education background is the GOP appointed chair of the House Committee on … Continue reading

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Michigan Lawsuits Over Birth Control Mandate

Isn’t it strange how those folks that sell themselves as both fiscal hawks and Christian conservatives manage to make it through the day without their heads exploding from all the cognitive dissonance? We hear over and over again the false … Continue reading

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Who’s Wrecking Michigan’s Public Education?

What’s wrong with public education in Michigan? Plenty, but it’s not what GOP lawmakers would have us believe. GOP Education Agenda 101: The House Education Committee Chair, Lisa Posthumus-Lyons, seems to believe it’s teachers that are to blame, her viewpoint is … Continue reading

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Michigan: The State of Emergency

 Small and large school districts and municipalities across the state of Michigan are falling like dominoes under the cumulative effects of slashed public education funding and revenue sharing, per pupil funding inequities, and years of unconstitutional unfunded mandates piled-on by … Continue reading

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GOP: Turn-off the Cruz Control Already!

It’s time for GOP moderates to retake the wheel of their party, and put Ted Cruz where he belongs — in a child restraint facing the rear, with the window and door safety locks on. Cruz is back at it — … Continue reading

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Michigan GOP Attacks the School Aid Fund

What do Cooley High School, jet fuel and boner pills all have in common? GOP lawmakers in Michigan want them all to be tax free, largely at the expense of public education. Last week we reported about a number of … Continue reading

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Michigan Charter School Earns a Failing Grade

Struggling Detroit Public Schools recently had to revoke the charter of the Aisha Shule/ WEB DuBois Preparatory Academy due to its abysmal performance. The charter was in the bottom 5 percent academically, in serious fiscal hot water with over $186,000 in debt, and … Continue reading

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