Scott McClallen

Scott McClallen is a staff writer covering Michigan and Minnesota for The Center Square. A graduate of Hillsdale College, his work has appeared on and Previously, he worked as a…

Public Education
Study: Detroit charters get $6,202 less per-pupil funding than traditional schools

(The Center Square) – A new report found the funding disparity between traditional public schools and their public charter school counterparts in Detroit is $6,202 per pupil or 35.3%. Meanwhile,… Read More

August 21, 2023
Michigan governor signs 7 ed bills, OKs automatic deductions of teachers’ union dues

(The Center Square) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed seven bills into law that Democrats say will boost recruiting skilled educators but Republicans say favor unions over kids’ education. Whitmer signed… Read More

July 27, 2023
Michigan House OKs bills affecting teacher pay, union dues

(The Center Square) – The Michigan House approved six bills to boost union membership that critics say would prioritize union politics before the quality of education. Read More

June 22, 2023
Public Education
Legislation scrapping A-F grades heads to Michigan governor

(The Center Square) – The Michigan Senate has joined lower chamber colleagues and voted to scrap the A-F grading system used to evaluate public schools. Lawmakers approved House Bill 4116… Read More

May 5, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Michigan spent $6.2M on COVID advertising to target students

(The Center Square) – Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services spent $6.2 million on COVID advertising, which targeted K-12 students between October 2022 and July 2023. The campaign budgeted… Read More

April 25, 2023