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Poorly Performing Charter Schools: To Close Or Not To Close?

Michigan's State Superintendent of Public Instruction Michael Flanagan has made many threats to close poorly performing charter schools, but apparently he does not hold conventional public schools to the same accountability.

That is the

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Michigan’s New Standardized School Test

Yesterday, Thursday Nov. 13, Michigan’s Department of Education stated that they have created a new online exam that is intended to replace the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) starting next spring

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Why Are People Driving Like Morons?

I got stuck in the mess on Northbound U.S. 131 this morning.

"Sheet of Ice" reads the headline on MLive. Has anybody ever heard of SLOWING DOWN?

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Oh Canada, Not Michigan

Oh Canada, why us?

Canada is not happy with the United States and may take it out at least in part on the state of Michigan.

Canada is planning to put tariffs on Michigan products, including meat, apples, pasta and furniture

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Lower Michigan’s Tax Rate

Is it time to lower Michigan’s personal income tax?

Well the analyst an Mackinac Center for Public Policy thinks so.

You might remember that the Michigan Legislature and former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm raised our personal income tax in 2007.  Democrat Gov. Granholm signed the biggest tax increase in Michigan history.

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Tony the Tiger Said That?

Really, do we even have to go there?

Did the Christian groups really have to make an issue of this?

And why do companies have to dip their toes into social issues?

Apparently, some Christian groups were upset with Kellogg’s for an ad Kellogg used with

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If You Haven’t Seen This ‘Batman,’ It’s Something Else

I was debating whether to mention this on the blog, but for some folks this is a pop icon, and for others it can be a guilty pleasure, for at times the campiness is so bad it's good

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Interesting WWII Facts

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I learned some interesting facts  from OMG Facts about World War II I wanted to share with you.

Did you know these facts about World War II?

  1. During WWII, Gener
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Big Moe’s Opens A Storefront Location

I've never been one to shy away from good food. And ribs are definitely good food. So this comes as good news.

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Boots On The Ground?

I read a great opinion piece in the Detroit News today titled "Stop calling our troops ‘boots on the ground'" by Dr. Joel Howell and Dr. Sanjay Saint.

What was great about this piece is  it made me stop and think. It made me wonder why I did not think of what they expressed in their

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