Adam DeVore is editor-in-cheif of The Michigan Review, a campus affairs journal at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). He is currently a senior majoring in Spanish and honors philosophy at the University.
The southern Wayne County town of Wyandotte has implemented a "program of choice" as a result of changes in the law that already is bestowing benefits other Michigan localities would be well-advised to adopt. … more
Published on March 8, 1993 – Viewpoint on Public Issues
In 1991, the state of Michigan required each of the state's 563 school districts to devise intra district choice plans by April 1992. Wittmann and DeVore examine those plans and conclude that what could have been a bold new beginning for school reform in Michigan turned out to be a largely unproductive extension of the status quo. Genuine choice, competition and accountability in education require far more fundamental changes that will break the monopoly of the public education establishment and create a real marketplace for education. 57 pages. … more