Author Archive: Melanie Kurdys

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Senate Ed – Transparent now, but still a bad idea

Senate Ed – Transparent now, but still a bad idea

| September 18, 2017 | 1 Reply

Last week, we warned you the Senate Ed committee was announcing and hearing some bad bills. Fortunately, perhaps due to our disclosure, no vote was held. but these terrible bills are again on the Senate Ed Committee agenda for tomorrow. Anyone who believes in less regulation should be appalled. These ESA bills are bad for […]

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Legislative Shenanigans on “School Choice”

Legislative Shenanigans on “School Choice”

| September 11, 2017 | Reply

The Senate Education Committee is meeting tomorrow to discuss a set of bills that has not been made public, apparently has the support of the four Republican members and could be voted out of committee, without even one hearing with an informed public. Why are they conducting a hearing on a set of bills not […]

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A Lesson in Legislative Process…Superficial or Real Transparency?

A Lesson in Legislative Process…Superficial or Real Transparency?

| August 16, 2017 | 1 Reply

The team at Stop Common Core in Michigan has been critical of the legislative process related to repealing and replacing common core.  As a result, we’ve taken quite a bit of heat from lawmakers and others who are in turn critical of our “tactics.” They assert that we are trying to “micromanage” the process or […]

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Whose Agenda is Lansing Enacting?

Whose Agenda is Lansing Enacting?

| June 26, 2017 | Reply

I thought the grassroots sent a clear message in last year’s election.  I thought we elected the most conservative legislature ever.  I thought they voted in conservative leadership.  I thought we told them to get rid of Common Core, eliminate ObamaCare, reduce the size of government making it less intrusive.  Isn’t this what we told […]

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Mixed Bag Responses from Key Legislators on HB4192 Repeal Common Core

Mixed Bag Responses from Key Legislators on HB4192 Repeal Common Core

| June 12, 2017 | Reply

A couple education activists recently shared correspondence they received from Representatives Lee Chatfield and Hank Vaupel.  With permission, we are sharing them here and taking the opportunity to respond. Actual Letters (PDF). We sincerely appreciate Rep. Chatfield’s continued support for passing HB 4192.  If necessary, we are available to work with him and Representative Gary Glenn […]

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