But that bill fell apart in the statehouse, with much of the blame laid at the feet of DeVos and GLEP. After tense negotiations, a successor bailout bill was passed and enacted in July 2016, one that did not include the DEC.
GLEP executive director Gary Naeyaert criticized the proposal as "anti-choice" with "czar-like power" that would take decisionmaking away from families and place it in the hands of unelected bureaucrats.
This prompted the founding of GLEP, which focuses on academic quality and accountability in Michigan schools, in addition to expanding school choice.
In her interview with Philanthropy Roundtable, she pointed to Florida as the great school-choice success story because of its "strong focus on offering high-quality options as a fundamental part of the choice program." GLEP's executive director Gary Nayeart put it more bluntly: "anyone who thinks Michigan is the model is smoking something."
What has been most rewarding in working with the GLEP program?
He had actually remembered from last February, when I'd asked the GLEP participants to save the clippings when they had their hair cut.
Now a recreational therapist at the Wartburg Adult Care Community in Mount Vernon, N.Y., Hill works with participants in the Geriatric Life Empowerment Project (GLEP), a state-funded pilot program designed to enhance quality of life for nursing home residents with mild to moderate dementia.
Ond roedd teimladau felly'n cael eu gadael yn glep
wrth groesi rhiniog Crud y Gn.
"Roedd bywyd yn Lerpwl tra ro'n i yn LIPA yn wych, ond mi wnaeth realaeth bywyd go iawn fy nharo i'n glep
tra ro'n i'n Llundain.
Hyfryd oedd cau drws y tye yn glep
ar l teithio, a gweithio fy ynys meudwy fy hun.
Dychmygwch Draed mewn Cyffion ar Stryd y Glep
a'r Genod yn ein Bywyd ar Un Nos Ola Leuad.
Ond gwarth y sefyllfa yw fod pob drws yn cael ei gau'n glep
yn eu hwynebau a phob cyfle i ddianc o'r cylch dieflig yn cael ei wrthod.