Mackinac Policy Conference
Controversial education reformer Michelle Rhee says there are hundreds of thousands of wonderful teachers in America who do “heroic” work. But that doesn’t mean ineffective teachers shouldn’t be identified and fired.
“…I don’t think we give people in our own state enough credit,” said Gov. Rick Snyder, talking to WWJ at the Mackinac Policy Conference.
Michigan’s University Research Corridor schools — Michigan, Michigan State and Wayne State universities — are cranking out entrepreneurs at twice the national rate of college graduates.
At the policy conference on Mackinac Island, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing was asked about the threat of bankruptcy that looms over the city.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says he hopes Detroit’s financial crisis doesn’t force EM Kevyn Orr to sell off items from the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts.
The United States has to encourage immigration because it’s the only way to avoid the economic stagnation caused by declining population.
The American auto industry is on a “slow and steady growth path up,” even though it now accounts for a mere 12 percent of global auto production, a panel said Wednesday at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference.
African-Americans and other minorities will be better represented in the ranks of corporate leaders as they get more of today’s corporate leadership to give them a shot.
Macomb County Exec. Mark Hackel says they want to grow the existing defense industry business — and they’re using two highway billboards to help make it happen.
Dr. Ora Pescovitz, CEO of UM Health System, says the federal money being put into expanded Medicaid coverage for states is money well-spent.