9 February 2016
As we ponder conflicting accusations of who is to blame for the water disaster in Flint and the financial crisis in Detroit’s public schools, let’s also take a moment to consider some of the root causes that led to these emergencies and how to fix them.
2 February 2016
The fact Trump, Cruz and Sanders are all contending indicates conventional wisdom isn’t anymore, so all bets are off.
26 January 2016
Emergency managers threaten the trust local residents have in government. They should be used carefully, with concern for the health and welfare of those affected
19 January 2016
The death of a former school superintendent underscores the importance of leaders who can bind a community together.
12 January 2016
The state’s slow response to lead poisoning in Flint and school debt in Detroit shows a government unable to execute important tasks in the public interest
5 January 2016
Bold public-private partnerships could offer a model for conserving Michigan’s ecologically important landscapes and the wildlife that live on them
15 December 2015
Envisioning a future in which nativist know-nothings duke it out against an elite political establishment
1 December 2015
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17 November 2015
Ordinary citizens now trapped in endless pro- and anti-government arguments may suddenly be able to escape from that sterile maze, thanks to technology.
10 November 2015
Fully half of the $1.2 billion road deal will have to be diverted from the state’s general fund, which means inevitable cuts to education, safety net benefits and the like. By that time, most of the architects of this deal will be out of office.
3 November 2015
“Insider baseball,” sure, but on legislation that could make a big impact on public education
27 October 2015
Encouraging investment in human capital is one of the most important policy priorities for Michigan in the next decade
13 October 2015
True excellence brings with it the impulse for aspiration, a model for following, a standard that invites achievement, for all of Michigan.
6 October 2015
The traditions of African culture run up against opportunities for prosperity in a developing Kenya.
29 September 2015
With prisons gobbling 20 percent of state spending, policymakers are grappling how to reduce Michigan’s incarcerated population while still keeping those on the outside safe.
22 September 2015
Three Center for Michigan conferences this fall will put state political, business and education leaders in the same room with ordinary Michigan residents to talk college affordability, job training and career opportunities.
15 September 2015
Both Trump and the Center, in VERY different ways, are working to impact a troubled political system.
8 September 2015
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