When it comes to public schools in Michigan, this is not your father’s Republican Party.
A generation ago, when Ronald Reagan sat in the White House, a young legislator from Port Huron — Dan DeGrow — emerged as the GOP’s leading voice on statewide education issues.
Back then, as DeGrow would be the first to tell you, the overarching issue for Republicans was local control. On questions involving K-12 schools, they steadfastly opposed top-down edicts from Lansing or Washington.
Those days are history. Read More