1. The Highland Park Transformation

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    This is the story of how the Highland Park school district, in metro Detroit, is being transformed from a failing district to an improving one. Under the old system, the facilities were filthy…

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    • 7-11-13 Right to Work Panel

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      On July 10, 2013, the Rio Grande Foundation hosted the heads of free market think tanks in Michigan and Oklahoma to discuss Right to Work and the concept of "Competitive Federalism" at a…

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      • Mackinac Minute: Why we do what we do

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        Each year, the Mackinac Center hosts a series of debate workshops for high school students around Michigan. Why debate? Why now? This minute-long video gives a glimpse into why.

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        • Debate Workshop Update

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          Since 1988, the Mackinac Center Debate Workshops have helped over 10,000 students and coaches hone their skills and prepare for the debate season -- and for life. This short video explains why debate…

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          • Michael Van Beek's testimony before the Michigan House Education Committee, Feb. 16, 2011

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            Michael Van Beek gave a national perspective on school funding in Michigan, pointing out that Michigan has some of the highest education spending when taking into account the state wealth —…

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            • The Unstable Funding Myth

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              For the past century, funding for public schools has moved in one steady direction – up. Despite some policies that make school budgeting more difficult than it needs to be in Michigan, school…

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              • Michael LaFaive, testimony before Michigan Legislature, Feb. 9, 2011

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                Mackinac Center Fiscal Policy Director Michael LaFaive testifies to the Senate Finance Committee on tax cuts. Read the prepared remarks at www.mackinac.org/14620

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                • Ken Braun, testimony before Michigan Legislature, Feb. 9, 2011

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                  The managing editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential (www.michcapcon.com) testifies before the Senate committee on Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing. View full transcript at: www.mackinac.org/14619

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                  • A Virtual Learning Revolution

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                    A new form of school choice -- virtual learning -- has the potential to revolutionize education in Michigan, improving outcomes for students and lowering costs. Find out more at http://www.mackinac.org/14439

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