Mackinac Center for Public Policy

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is a nonpartisan policy research organization that promotes sound solutions to state and local policy questions.  Its work includes publishing reports and studies on such diverse topics as fiscal policy, health care and education.  The Center is also known for the high school debate workshops it holds each fall, which are attended by hundreds of students and teachers.  In the realm of education policy, the Mackinac Center’s leadership is empowering Michigan parents to choose the safest and best schools for their children, and it has been described as “the nation’s leading advocate for a universal tax credit” by The Wall Street Journal.  Although the Center makes no bones about its market-based approach, it is not aligned with any political party or ideology.

  • May 21, 2003    |   First Amendment

    Mackinac Free Speech

    The Michigan Education Association Tries to Take the "Free" Out of "Free Speech"

    On September 27, 2001, Michigan Education Association President Luigi Battaglieri said at a news conference that he had called, “. . . quite frankly, I admire what they [the Mackinac Center] have done over the last couple of years entering into the field as they have and being pretty much the sole provider of research…

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