Education

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(MPRN-Lansing) The debate over firearms and school safety found its way Wednesday to the Michigan Supreme Court. The court must decide whether schools can ban firearms, or if that’s preempted by state law. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) The state says it can improve low student test scores and get more kids into skilled trades. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Bills in the state Legislature would require schools to teach what’s called affirmative consent – or “yes means yes” -- as part of sex education. 

Guns On School Grounds Case To Be Heard Next Week

Apr 5, 2018
Michigan Supreme Court Building - file photo
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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.


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