“A new analysis of results of a national educational test shows Michigan students have continually made the least improvement nationally of scores since 2003.
That analysis comes less than six months after the release of the Michigan’s Talent Crisis report by Education Trust-Midwest that found Michigan’s students are falling far behind their peers across the nation. The ETM report found that Michigan is in the bottom 10 states for key subjects and grades, including early literacy. “
Oh wait, they probably need more money.Everyone knows that the amount of money spent per child is closely linked to student performance. More from the article:
” Jacob, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, said there is no single explanation of the Michigan rankings.
“I believe that there are a number of factors responsible for Michigan’s weak performance: a lack of adequate state and local funding for schools, the highly decentralized nature of governance that makes it difficult for the state Department of Education to develop coordinated reforms, the lack of regulation and accountability in the charter sector, and the economic and political instability that have plagued Detroit and other urban areas in the state,” he said. “
Whoop, there it is.
With a bonus. Bigger control from centralized government, ignore the failing ‘regular’ schools, and put the hammer on the charter schools..
The titanic political struggle unfolding in Washington is sucking the oxygen out of Michigan politics, but is analogous to the central political struggle which has been playing out here in Michigan for 48 years. Political media breathlessly report on a struggle between liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans. This struggle is not between Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, nor RINOs and true believers. The Democrats, liberals, and RINOs are completely discredited in Michigan, as they are across most of the United States. All that remains of them is jammed into the Hillary archipelago.
The present political struggle is between the people and the administrative state. Call it bureaucracy, deep state, or administrative state: they are unelected government employees, their agents in the media, and the select beneficiaries of government largess. Their opponents in this struggle are the majority of Americans and Michiganders who pay the price for the administrative state; a now seething mass whose ascendancy was a rude surprise to the administrative state.
Kwame Kilpatrick is the gift that keeps on giving.
Long time readers might remember that our outgoing president once lauded praise upon the once venerated Detroit Mayor. Barack Obama who in the video here was speaking about the “great mayor” responsible for Detroit’s “renaissance” etc.
The as-yet-to-be-elected Senator Obama speaking at the Detroit economic club could little imagine how Detroit’s political crime syndicate was about to crash with Kilpatrick at the wheel. And the As-yet-to-be-dismissed president Obama might be less inclined to offer the intransigent former mayor felon a pass on future political relevance.
Plausible deniability of the year tale comes with "machines bumping up against each other"
I probably could have commented on this several times since the recount nonsense.
The unintended consequences of the Jill Stein recount, was to officially put the Michigan Secretary of State on notice that there are irregularities with the voting in the motor city. Of course the unspoken truth has always been known, but proof of such shenanigans was elusive and considered inconsequential for most elections.
Given the revelation of fraud, and the incredible magnitude which it has appeared, it would seem only proper to fully investigate all of those who are entrusted with our voting responsibility in these precincts. Criminal sanctions are likely warranted in some cases revealed by Stein’s efforts, yet the players caught with their hands in the cookie jar are not going to admit culpability too easily. From the New American
Michigan's Supreme Court can intervene and save taxpayers millions and end the Democrat created chaos.
An Obama appointed federal Judge has ordered the recount to begin today at Noon.
This wouldn’t have happened by itself, and required a petition by Jill Stein to ‘expedite’ the process. Michigan Law dictates that state officials must wait two business days after hearing objections to a recount petition before they can start counting. This allows court review of the Board of Canvassers ruling on recount requests.
The federal Judge is attempting to circumvent Michigan’s election law, which is not it’s role.
If the canvassers had ruled for the Trump objection to the recount, this couldn’t have happened. The decision is based on the presumed ability to complete the recount in the shortened time and not whether it should go forward. However, the net decision requires an expedited ruling from the Michigan Court of Appeals or the Michigan Supreme court, or taxpayers on Attorney General Bill Schuette’s motion.
Stein has no skin in the outcome, and even admits the process is not expected to change the results of the election. Yet Stein has pursued this avenue in order to insert chaos into the electoral process.
And the Democrats including Mark Brewer, former chair of the Michigan Democrat party are happy to see it happen.
As best I can tell, (with a minor exception of two) the scheduled recount counties are those which have a traditionally higher Democrat voting, an/or did fairly well for the indicted criminal, Hillary Clinton. If there were errors or machine missed/uncounted ballots, the percentages advantage Democrats in these counties.
If you are in the most conservative areas, Jill Stein (AKA Campaign for Hillary) does not want to recount your votes.
If the objection is accepted by the board of canvassers, its done, and Trump Wins Michigan. If they do not accept the objection, then next Tuesday will be the beginning of the ‘fun.’