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Oakland ISD Head Says School F...

Sep 24, 2018 by

Head of midlevel management and school service agency paid $250k in 2017 By Tom Gantert – The superintendent of an intermediate...

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100 Percent Of This District’s...

Sep 13, 2018 by

Teachers’ reward for school district’s notional compliance with state requirement? $1 each By Tom Gantert – Kari Groll is a...

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99 Teachers In This District D...

May 3, 2018 by

Statewide, 177 school employees paid by their districts to do union work at taxpayer expense By Tom Gantert – As a Utica...

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Michigan’s Top School Pension ...

Apr 5, 2018 by

These retired school officials collect more than twice the average teacher’s current pay By Tom Gantert – During Barbara...

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Detroit Schools Will Sell to a...

Mar 3, 2018 by

Moves criticized by parents and community members By Ben DeGrow – After spending months fighting to prevent the sale of an...

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Michigan PTA Needs Refresher O...

Mar 1, 2018 by

Conventional public school establishment’s ally gives House Education Committee bad information The House Fiscal Agency is a...

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Flint Schools Hanging On After...

Feb 13, 2018 by

In this district, teachers really did take pay cuts By Tom Gantert – Erroneous reports of Michigan teachers taking pay cuts...

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Stakes High In Special Educati...

Jan 31, 2018 by

Utica Schools have spent almost $300,000 defending treatment of one student By Evan Carter – Over a five-year period, Utica...

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Detroit Public Schools Super R...

Jan 10, 2018 by

Vitti: We serve more special ed students, charters no silver bullet, state hasn’t helped A Michigan Capitol Confidential report...

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The ‘50 Students Per Classroom...

Dec 15, 2017 by

Only about 30 of district’s 13,000 academic classrooms have excessive student-teacher ratios By Tom Gantert – For years,...

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Charters Schools ‘Segregated’?...

Dec 13, 2017 by

That’s a challenge for opponents dredging up invalid Jim Crow associations By Tom Gantert – For years, the most common...

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Are Any Left? 100 Years Of ‘Mi...

Dec 11, 2017 by

Media keeps publishing the dubious claim, so public school establishment keeps repeating it By Tom Gantert – The Lansing State...

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Michigan’s Largest Teachers Un...

Dec 2, 2017 by

MEA’s decline much greater than its ‘worst fears’ after right-to-work allowed teachers to leave By Tom Gantert and Evan Carter...

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Incentive For New Teachers in ...

Nov 27, 2017 by

Experience, independent research, suggest Michigan’s system doesn’t make sense By Tom Gantert – Education experts claim that...

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State’s Largest Teachers Union...

Nov 4, 2017 by

MEA’s own unfunded pension liabilities now stand at $130.3 million By Tom Gantert – Faced with skyrocketing financial...

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Fake News: HuffPost Article on...

Nov 1, 2017 by

Union officials presented simply as ‘teachers,’ hedge funds bizarrely linked to charter schools By Tom Gantert – So-called fake...

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22 Percent of Public Students ...

Sep 27, 2017 by

Number has been growing sharply By Tom Gantert – Public school choice in Michigan has become increasingly popular in the past...

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More Inaccuracies in New York ...

Sep 14, 2017 by

Fourth in a series. NY Times article gets wrong the number of charters that engage for-profit managers The New York Times Magazine...

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Despite Claims, There Is No Te...

Jul 24, 2017 by

A majority of Michiganders with a teaching license aren’t teaching By Tom Gantert – The Portage school district in Kalamazoo...

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Detroit Schools Chief Wants Ou...

Jul 17, 2017 by

Except, the state’s two best elementary schools are charters authorized by his district The new superintendent for Detroit’s public...

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