Opinion: Whitmer administration should make Benton Harbor high school a shining example of school reform
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has been taking heat lately for her administration’s handling of the troubled school district of Benton Harbor Area Schools. Whitmer’s administration planned to close the district’s only high school because of its historically low academic performance and the fact that the district is more than $18 million in debt.
While so much attention is on the White House, let’s not forget to be fully offensive in the Senate and House. In a year that is predicted to be very good for Democrats, let’s use that energy to coast to victory everywhere in 2020.
Democratic members of Congress toured an immigrant detention facility on Monday, and the report from their trip is truly horrifying. Tweet after tweet, those that went on the tour exposed the inhumane conditions under which migrants are being held. They also discussed the violent and careless atmosphere that surrounded the Customs and Border Protection officers.
Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee recently released a 30-page plan to combat climate change, by far the most comprehensive climate plan of any presidential candidate.
Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) is up for reelection in 2020 and his first major competitor, John James, recently announced his candidacy. As a stronger-than-expected contender for U.S. Senate in 2018, Democrats are worried that the Michigan seat is now competitive.
In a time when voters seem apathetic to our system of government, Pete Buttigieg has a plan to restore power to the people and restore faith in our democracy.
The changes to Michigan’s auto insurance should bring about tangible benefits to Michiganders. While there are some shortcomings of the law, it’s a good result considering the deadlock the legislature has faced for years while trying to pass reforms.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveiled last month her plan for student loan debt forgiveness and universal college. With obvious benefits for lower and middle-class families, the plan also shows promise for some of America’s most struggling families.
The Michigan GOP has disregarded the will of the people with its new budget. With cuts to the Department of State and Attorney General’s office, it’s clear that Senate Republicans are playing politics.
With so many Democrats running for president, what are the disadvantages? Some candidates may be ruining their political potential in 2020 by launching a bid for the presidency.