Guns On School Grounds Case To Be Heard Next Week

Apr 5, 2018
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(MPRN-Lansing) A major firearms case will be debated in front of the Michigan Supreme Court next week. But advocates on both sides say it’s about more than whether someone can carry a firearm on school grounds.

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(Ravitch's scheduled appearance in Kalamazoo has been rescheduled - she will speak Wednesday April 18th at Western Michigan University.)  

Diane Ravitch was a supporter of charter schools when she worked in the Education Department of the George H.W. Bush administration. But she says evidence convinced her that education choice is “just moving kids around” and doesn’t address the needs of children.


(MPRN-Lansing) State schools superintendent Brian Whiston is stepping down to concentrate on his battle with cancer. 


Bridge Senior Writer Ron French calls Michigan’s efforts to boost reading scores “a sobering story.” He says the state focused on reading proficiently by third grade, and dedicated $80-million to help, but the scores actually went down.


The Dean of Western Michigan University’s Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine says full accreditation is “the step I’ve been waiting seven years for since I came to Kalamazoo.”