John R. La Plante is an adjunct scholar for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and an education policy fellow with the Flint Hills Center for Public Policy in Wichita, Kansas. In addition to a variety of essays and research projects for the Mackinac Center, he has authored fiscal policy articles for the Thomas Jefferson Institute in Virginia and the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. He is a graduate of Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo.

Private Initiative in a Detroit Neighborhood

Competitive Sourcing on an Individual Basis

Elections Are a Poor Way to Change Schools

Competitive Sourcing on an Individual Basis

Responding to Michigan’s Population Slide

No serious analysis can argue that redistributing the tax burden or putting the state deeper in debt so it can pick winners and losers could possibly make Michigan better off. … more

Right-Sizing Military Infrastructure

Trying Too Hard to Be Cool