Why Not a Charter Government–If 80% Raises for Everyone Doesn’t Make Sense?

Click here to read… 80-90% Pay Raises! Come and Get ‘Em! On a quiet Sunday, the Detroit Free Press has reported that the State of Michigan, under Governor Snyder, has decided it’s time to start paying people what they’re worth. “The State of Michigan quietly increased the salaries of its top investment officials in the Treasury Department by more than 80% this year, saying it was too difficult to attract and keep qualified people under the former pay rates.”  (Source:  Detroit Free Press) This is the same governor who agreed that Right to Work was not a good idea for Michigan and that he would not sign such a bill–then quickly signed this bill during last December’s lame-duck New Year’s Eve party. This is the same governor who has captained over a hundred laws crippling labor unions, raising health care costs and taxing retirees’ pensions. Charter schools are on the… Read More…

Cyber Schools–What the FAQ? A Union Goon’s Tea Party Question Reveals New British Taxation (with Podcast)

Podcast of interview with Kevin about this post by Night Shift’s radio host, Tony Trupiano (WDFN Detroit, AM 1130).  (Begins at 1:40) If Columbus explored as much as the Detroit Free Press, he’d have never left that dock in southern Spain. In a  “Free Press-Release” yesterday by Lori Higgins, “Michigan Students to Have Many Options for Online Learning,” we learn of the many choices that Michigan students now have to their education via online learning following the passage of Senate Bill 619.  I had high hopes that I’d finally learn a little more about the companies that are running these schools (if they are indeed companies). You’ll find all kinds of facts and opinions in the ever-popular comments section (from trolls and non-trolls) to the article, examining the ethics and big-picture questions that I won’t explore here.  I’m just trying to follow the money. You may have seen the marketing. … Read More…