Radio Made in Michigan
5:55 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Educator against Michigan 2020 plan

 

 

Credit Thomas Favre-Bulle via Flicker

A few weeks ago, Democrats in the Michigan Senate, led by East Lansing’s Gretchen Whitmer, announced that the ‘Michigan 2020’ plan is their highest legislative priority in 2013. The measure would offer some amount of free college tuition for all high school graduates in the state. It would be funded by eliminating almost two-billion dollars in loopholes in the Michigan tax code.

 

One influential educator here at Michigan State University has come out against the idea.  Dr. Donald Heller is the Dean of MSU’s College of Education.  He writes in a Detroit Free Press op-ed that the proposal is "seriously flawed and should not be enacted." He sat down with Mark to explain why he is against the plan