Category Archives: Mackinac Center

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Mackinac Center Criticizes MEA Raises After Giving Their President An 18% Raise

ShareThe conservative “think tank” Mackinac Center For Public Policy just issued a new report called “MEA Executives Take Big Pay Raises While Liabilities Continue to Grow.”  The Detroit Free Press liked it so much they made it into an article of their own and … Continue reading

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Mackinac Center’s Education Director Audrey Spalding’s Service on Charter School Board Raises Serious Questions

ShareAudrey Spalding is the Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s Director of Education Policy.  Like so many of today’s education reformers, Spalding has never been an educator, unless you count five months of teaching English in China.  Spalding majored in Journalism and Economics at … Continue reading

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August: When Kids Try to Make the Team and Teachers are Encouraged to Quit the Team

ShareWhile school doesn’t start until after Labor Day, many students return to school in August to try out for a fall sports team.  Teachers also return to school in August to join their teaching team for professional development.  Yes, a teaching staff is also a … Continue reading

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Michigan Populists’ Top 5 Threats to Democracy in 2013

Share2013 Ranking (2012 Ranking) 1. (not listed) Governor Richard Snyder- It is one thing to be eccentric (call it a nerd if you want).  It is quite another to completely disregard this crucial fact; government is not a business.  States are democratic institutions.  Businesses … Continue reading

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Michigan Populist’s Top 5 Threats to Democracy in 2012

Share1. The Republican Supermajority- Our government was set up to have checks and balances.  When one party, especially if it is lead by an extreme element in that party, takes power of all the branches of Government, there are no checks or … Continue reading

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Kids are Collateral Damage in Mackinac Center’s War.

ShareThe Mackinac Center for Public Policy publishes “The Michigan Capitol Confidential” and has the nerve to call it “news.”  A recent edition praises the Snyder tax cut that eliminates the “horrible” Michigan Business Tax.  However, the Mackinac Center is now trying to convince the legislature that they … Continue reading

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