Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research (inspired by John Kingdon).
- Flint, Detroit school crises stir fight over EM law. IPPSR addressed these issues in two recent forums, both available on video: Detroit Schools, Flint Water.
- Michigan's Brand is Grit & Glory and Will Not Be Tainted by Bad Water. Michigan Political Leadership Program (MPLP) graduate Daniel Cherrin weighs in.
- How many Michigan third-graders should flunk? Bridge article mentions efforts of MPLP alum Rep. Amanda Price, R-Park Township.
- IPPSR launches our database of MSU Policy Experts, including our new IPPSR Affiliated Faculty.
- Sun setting on the traditional neighborhood school. IPPSR Faculty Affiliate Joshua Cowen adds insight into this trend.
- Think tank: Private investment needed to fill infrastructure spending gap locally, nationally. IPPSR Forum panelist Janice Beecher joins a Crain’s Detroit Business panel with comments about replacing Flint’s water service lines.
- Donald Trump learned overt nativism from losing his first campaign to Pat Buchanan. IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann recalls Trump’s campaign for the Reform Party nomination.
- Profiles In Leadership -You'd Better Be Running. A commentary from MPLP graduate Mia McNeil in LinkedIn’s Pulse.
- Bernie Sanders cares passionately about trade. It’s not clear the people voting for him agree. Matt Grossmann on evidence that international trade did not drive support for Bernie Sanders in Michigan.