Whiston’s Letter Grade System Already been Debated and Rejected

By Tom McMillin, Former Michigan State Representative Calls on State Board of Education to Demand the Scheme be Rejected Former State Representative and candidate for Michigan’s State Board of Education Tom McMillin criticized today's announcement by State Superintendent Brian Whiston that the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) plans to go above and beyond any state or federal requirements, and start assigning letter grades to Michigan K-12 public schools.  McMillin said, “The … [Read more...]

Time to Celebrate George Washington

By Michael Warren If images of wooden teeth, cherry trees, dollar bills, and carpet sales popped into your mind, I suspect you would be in very large company. Do these images accurately reflect his importance to America? Not so much. His contributions to the American experiment in self-government are unparalleled: Virginian legislator and revolutionary; Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army; President of the Constitutional Convention; and first President of the United States of … [Read more...]