Bruce Walker

Bruce Walker is a regional editor at The Center Square. He previously worked as editor at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s MichiganScience magazine and The Heartland Institute’s InfoTech…

Public Education
Michigan taxpayers on the hook after governor signs $575M bill aimed at teacher shortage

(The Center Square) – Michigan taxpayers are on the hook for another $575 million after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced new programs on Tuesday aimed at boosting the number of teachers… Read More

December 14, 2022
Public Education
Michigan third-graders held back double year-over-year

(The Center Square) – Only one out of 10 third-grade students deemed eligible for grade retention were held back last year, according to research released Tuesday by the Michigan State… Read More

December 7, 2022
Public Education
Michigan charter school advocates prepare for anticipated Democratic cuts

(The Center Square) – Election of Democratic majorities in the Michigan House and Senate is a warning shot for the state’s public charter schools. The incoming bicameral majorities and reelected… Read More

December 5, 2022
Public Education
Michigan’s underperforming public schools require state-mandated ‘comprehensive support’

(The Center Square) – Fifty-four Michigan school districts and 112 schools will receive required state partnership intervention, according to an announcement Tuesday from the Michigan Department of Education. The department partners… Read More

November 30, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Michigan ranks poorly in public school open-enrollment study

(The Center Square) – Michigan has some catching up to do with other states when it comes to providing open enrollment opportunities for the state’s public-school students. The Reason Foundation’s … Read More

November 7, 2022