Betsy DeVos has spent at least two decades pushing taxpayer-funded vouchers for private schools to the center of the Republican Party's education agenda, thanks in large part to Michigan's Mackinac Center for Public Policy
But the conservatives' anti-union legislation can be traced back more than 20 years, when the Mackinac Center for Public Policy
, headquartered in Midland, Michigan, adopted right-to-work as its primary cause.
The Web site is a free public service of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy
, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational institute.
Latest to join the fray is the conservative, free-market-oriented Mackinac Center for Public Policy
in Midland, Mich.
He told a local free market think tank, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy
, that the authorities only seemed interested in taking items that would fetch a good price at auction.
As the free market Mackinac Center for Public Policy
reported, that works out to a little more than the price of one movie ticket for each resident of Michigan.
It just so happens that key parts of the new law had been advocated by Schimmel, a former adjunct scholar and director of municipal finance at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy
, a think tank that shares his enthusiasm for privatizing public services.
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy
's survey of privatization is the longest running and most comprehensive source of school support service data in the nation.
CORRECTION: While overall drug spending did rise by 13.6 percent in 2000, the average price of drugs only went up by 3.9 percent, comparable to overall increases elsewhere, as noted by Lawrence Reed, president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy
. When research and development time is taken into account, pharmaceutical profits are not markedly different from those of other industries.
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As unions sued to block the law, a memo from the Michigan Education Association, acquired by the free market Mackinac Center for Public Policy
, suggested the union might consider legal actions against its own members to collect dues should they try to terminate their memberships before their agreements end.
This publication is a transcript of Superintendent Angus McBeath's presentation to legislators and media at an Issues and Ideas Forum hosted by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy
in Lansing, Michigan.