Written by: Marcella Babcock
Primary Source: Michigan Policy Wonk Blog, July 4, 2016
Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.
- Here’s What the NY Times Got Wrong On Detroit Public Schools (link is external) The Mackinac Center for Public Policy responds to a recent New York Times article on Detroit Schools. The Great Lakes Education Project, whose CEO is a previous Forum Speaker, is cited.
- Lead: Not Just an Issue in Flint (link is external) A nationwide study of lead levels in children was conducted after Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a previous Forum Speaker, helped blow the whistle on the Flint water crisis.
- Report: Michigan 40th In Nation For Childhood Education (link is external) The Michigan League for Public Policy is quoted in a report on the state of Michigan’s public education system.
- Michigan Farm Aims To Go Natural (link is external) MSU Extension helps a Michigan family transition from farming to raising prairie-based bison.
- Rachel Croson recommended as Dean (link is external). The College of Social Science at Michigan State recommended a new dean this spring.
- Snyder Signs $38.6 Billion Budget (link is external) Gilda Jacobs, previous Forum Speaker and President and CEO of the Michigan League for Public Policy, comments on Michigan’s budget shortcomings.
- The Fifth Estate Comes to the Floor of Congress (link is external) IPPSR affiliate Bill Dutton’s blog post comments on the use of social media during the Democratic sit-in for gun control legislation.
- Letter: Smith’s Collaborative Spirit Needed In County (link is external) Former Michigan Political Leadership Program fellow Samantha Troutman offers an endorsement of Jake W. Smith, a fellow MPLP alum running for the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners.
- This Michigan Pollster Goes Beneath the Surface of Politics (link is external) IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann is interviewed in a discussion on political polling, the Michigan primary, and political party differences.
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Marcella Babcock is a doctoral student in political science who conducts research on international development. She previously worked in education policy. At IPPSR, she will be building a database of campus policy experts and compiling research in the issue areas of education, social welfare and criminal justice.