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2004 EPFP Alumni Reception

June 7, 2004
3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU
Centennial Rooms A, B & C

The 2004 Michigan Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) Alumni Reception will provide an opportunity for you to connect with colleagues from your EPFP program year and to meet others who have participated in the EPFP during its 29 years in Michigan. We encourage you to bring a guest to the reception who may be a candidate for the 2004-05 program. We invite you and your guest to join the Michigan EPFP coordinators, alumni, sponsors and friends of the program in celebrating another successful program year. Light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.


The 2004 EPFP Alumni Reception is being hosted by the 2003-2004 EPFP Fellows.

Please confirm your attendance via e-mail by June 2 with one of the Michigan EPFP Coordinators:

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EPFP Year End Wrap-up - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/16-current-fellows/meets-archives-03-04/189-epfp-year-end-wrap-up37 http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/16-current-fellows/meets-archives-03-04/189-epfp-year-end-wrap-up37

EPFP Year End Wrap-up

June 7, 2004
12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

Throughout the past year the Fellows have explored various aspects of the policy development process and gained insights about themselves in a leadership context. This session will provide an opportunity to reflect on these insights and the "lessons learned." This is the final seminar for the 2003-04 EPFP class and we will facilitate a year end wrap-up discussion and a formal program evaluation. The IEL Leadership Certificate will be awarded at the conclusion of the program.


Resource Persons:  Coordinators and Fellows

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A Virtual Learning Experience - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/16-current-fellows/meets-archives-03-04/188-a-virtual-learning-experience http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/16-current-fellows/meets-archives-03-04/188-a-virtual-learning-experience

A Virtual Learning Experience

May 10, 2004
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Michigan Virtual University
3101 Technology Parkway, Suite G
Lansing, MI 48910

This session will explore in depth the concept of virtual learning or e-learning. The participants will utilize several resources available through the Michigan Virtual University (MVU) including the Global Collaboration Center. The participants will experience an online learning exercise, examine an online course offered by MVU and learn how the Web and the Internet are transforming teaching and learning at all levels.


EPFP Learning Team Members:

Mary Anderson
Stacie Gibson
Tim Lewis
Susan Printy
Gale Sharpe

Resource Persons:

Ms. Barb Fardell
Director of Curriculum
Michigan Virtual High School

Barbara Fardell has worked for the Michigan Virtual University and Michigan Virtual High School since 2001. She currently serves as the Director of Curriculum and Manager of Teacher Training and Development. Her responsibilities include training Michigan teachers to utilize distance learning in the classroom and preparing them to be online instructors. She is currently coordinating the development of 60 new online courses that will be available in the spring and fall of 2004. Barbara has assisted Michigan schools with the implementation of MVHS courses and she has extensive experience as an online instructor. She taught the first courses offered by MVHS, which included online courses in Career Planning, Psychology, American Literature and Business Communication. She has served as an administrator of an alternative education program, a high school language arts teacher, a middle school English teacher, and a children’s librarian. She earned her BA in English Education and MA in Educational Technology and Instructional Design from Michigan State University.

Dr. Patrick Dickson
College of Education
Michigan State University

Dr. Patrick Dickson is a professor of educational psychology with interests in human development, multimedia learning environments, and cross-cultural research. His teaching and research activities focus on applying lifespan developmental perspectives to the design of new learning environments. He is also exploring how the Internet can be used to create links among students and teachers around the world, as well as links between schools and out-of-school settings, including homes and science museums. His areas of expertise include Asia, cross-cultural and international uses of technology, curriculum applications of technology, educational technology and planning, and the impact of technology on teaching and learning. Dr. Dickson is a former physics, chemistry, physical science and mathematics teacher in Atlanta. He previously served on the faculty at Stanford University and the University of Wisconsin. He earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University.


  • Survey - Measuring Assumptions

  • What is the Current State of Virtual Learning?

  • Online Learning Course Exercise

  • Speaker – Barb Fardell, Director of Curriculum at Michigan Virtual High School

  • Break

  • Speaker – Dr. Patrick Dickson, Learning, Technology, and Culture Coordinator - Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education at MSU

  • Web Search

  • Group Systems – Virtual Fellow Collaboration


Required Reading:

Recommended Reading:


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Principal Leadership in Urban Schools - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/16-current-fellows/meets-archives-03-04/187-principal-leadership-in-urban-schools http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/16-current-fellows/meets-archives-03-04/187-principal-leadership-in-urban-schools

Principal Leadership in Urban Schools

April 26, 2004
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

This seminar is designed to highlight the characteristics, roles, challenges and rewards of being a principal in an urban school district.  It will also address ways in which districts can support and retain principals.  Further, we will take some time to brainstorm ways that we, as citizens and educators, can support principals in our communities and in our state.  Through the discussion of some research, a facilitated scenario and interactions with a panel of practitioners and expert resources, the participants will develop a deeper understanding of principal leadership in urban schools.


EPFP Learning Team Members:

Bill Cecil
Vaenka Davis-Littles
Kathy Fortino
Linda Smith
Susan Tinney
Betty Underwood
Jocelyn Vanda

Resource Persons:

Dr. Ella Burton

Dr. Ella M. Burton is a tenured track faculty member at Eastern Michigan University.  She also teaches in the graduate programs for Masters, Specialist and Doctoral Degrees in Educational Leadership. She has experience as a field and clinical supervisor for Central Michigan University and in program evaluation and assessment from Wayne State University. She held the rank of Associate Professor of Education and Department Chair in the Teacher Education Department at Marygrove College where she was the director for the internationally recognized career changers program – The Marygrove Griots.

Prior to entering the field of higher education, Dr. Burton was a K-12 teacher, elementary principal, middle school principal and superintendent of three different K–12 school districts. She works as an education consultant and a development and training specialist with expertise in mentoring and developing aspiring and seated principals for K-12 school districts.  Most recently she was invited to participate in the State of Michigan, Department of Education Coaches Institute. Dr. Burton earned her Doctorate in Administration from Wayne State University, a Masters Degree in Special Education from Eastern Michigan University and a Bachelors Degree in Education from University of Michigan where she graduated with distinction and high honors.

Mrs. Alona Welch Donerson

Alona Welch Donerson received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and her graduate degree from University of Detroit. She is currently a Principal Coach for Wayne RESA. In this capacity, she provides technical support to three high priority schools in Detroit Public Schools. Alona has been an educator for 30 years, serving seven of those years as a principal. Her final assignment as principal was to provide leadership for two high priority schools, Barbara Jordan Elementary and Hampton Middle School. Her other administrative roles include assistant principal and administrative unit head at both the elementary and middle school levels. As a teacher, her positions included math specialist, computer literacy specialist, Title 1 Math Lab teacher, and mathematics teacher for grades 4-8.

Dr. Carlos Lopez

Dr. Carlos Lopez is the Divisional Director of Bilingual Education for the Detroit Public Schools.

Mr. J. Mark Rainey

Since 1990 Mark Rainey has worked with the Kalamazoo Regional Education Service Agency.  At Kalamazoo RESA, he has been the Director of the Regional Education Media Center, the Director of the Department of Teaching, Learning and Leadership, and he is currently the Executive Director of the Kalamazoo RESA Leadership Institute. From 1972-1990 Mark Rainey worked in Saginaw Public Schools where he held positions as an Art/Photography teacher, an elementary principal, and an assistant high school principal. He also worked as a Supervisor of Public Relations as well as a Supervisor of Professional Development and Instructional Technology.  Mark Rainey received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from University of Southern Mississippi, and he received his Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration from Central Michigan University.  He is now a Doctorate of Education Candidate at Western Michigan University. For six years, Mark Rainey has also been an Adjunct Faculty member in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Leadership at Western Michigan University.

Mr. Barry Rubin

Mr. Barry Rubin retired as an elementary school principal from the Pontiac School District in June, 2003 after 33 years as an educator in Pontiac, 15 as a teacher and 18 as a principal. At Alcott School in Pontiac, he worked with staff to create a school making improvements in step with William Glasser’s Choice Theory.  His school received an internal Pontiac grant for training the whole staff, and Alcott School also received a CSR Grant to work with the ATLAS Communities School Improvement Model. Mr. Rubin is presently involved in ABCS Coaches Institute, MDE/MSU training program for School Improvement Coaches. He is also a School Improvement Consultant for Oakland Schools now working with High Priority schools in both Oak Park and Pontiac. He is an Eastern Campus Facilitator for Transitional Principals Instructional Leadership Series, a joint MDE/Kalamazoo RESA Leadership Institute program for new and aspiring principals throughout the state.  Mr. Rubin taught an Educational Leadership class at Oakland University this past fall.


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Michigan Policy Seminar - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/16-current-fellows/meets-archives-03-04/186-michigan-policy-seminar36 http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/16-current-fellows/meets-archives-03-04/186-michigan-policy-seminar36

Michigan Policy Seminar

Thursday, April 22, 2004
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Michigan State Capitol
Rooms 402/403



9:00 – 9:15 AM
Welcome and Introductions:  Michigan EPFP Coordinators

9:15 – 10:00 AM 
The Governor’s Education Agenda
Sue C. Carnell (EPFP 1999-2000)
Education Policy Advisor to Governor Jennifer Granholm
Office of the Governor

Sue C. Carnell is the Education Advisor to Governor Jennifer Granholm. Previously she was the Director of the Office of School Excellence in the Michigan Department of Education, which encompassed Curriculum, Early Childhood and Parenting Programs, School Health and School Improvement. Prior to this appointment, Sue served as the Director of Community Services in the areas of Adult Education, International Education, Public School Academies, Non-Public Schools/Home Schooling and Schools of Choice. At the local level she has been an elementary principal, assistant director of special education and a teacher at both the elementary and middle school levels.

10:00 – 11:00 AM
How the Budget Impacts Policy Priorities and Goals
Nancy W. Duncan
Deputy State Budget Director
Department of Management and Budget

Nancy W. Duncan has served as the State of Michigan’s Deputy State Budget Director since February 1998.  In this capacity, she manages the Office of the State Budget, which includes responsibility for development and oversight of the state budget; the Office of Financial Management, which publishes the State of Michigan Comprehensive Annual Financial Report; and the Center for Educational Performance and Information, which collects and reports data about Michigan's K-12 public schools. Ms. Duncan began her career with the State of Michigan as a caseworker in the Family Independence Agency and continued to work there for 28 years in a variety of budget, finance, policy and evaluation positions.  Immediately before coming to the Office of the State Budget, Ms. Duncan was the Chief Financial Officer and Budget Officer for the Family Independence Agency. Ms. Duncan graduated Summa Cum Laude from Albion College.  She also attended Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.

11:00 – 11:45 AM
Senate Democratic Caucus Agenda
State Senator Irma Clark-Coleman
Minority Vice Chair, Senate Education Committee

11:45 -12:30 PM
Senate Republican Caucus Agenda
State Senator Wayne Kuipers
Chair, Senate Education Committee

12:30 – 1:15 PM   LUNCH

1:15 – 2:00 PM
Role of the Legislative Service Bureau
John G. Strand
Legislative Council Administrator

Since January 2001, Mr. Strand, as the Legislative Council Administrator, has served as the ex-officio member of the Michigan Law Revision Commission.  The following agencies fall under his supervision:  Legislative Service Bureau, Legislative Council Facilities Agency, Joint Committee on Administrative Rules staff, Michigan Law Revision Commission, and the Commission on Uniform State Laws.  Mr. Strand also serves as a commissioner on the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. Prior to being appointed to the Legislative Council, Mr. Strand served as Chairman of the Michigan Public Service Commission since October 1993 and had been a Tribunal Judge for the Michigan Tax Tribunal from January 1993 to October 1993.  He had previously served six terms as a state legislator beginning in 1981, serving in a leadership position and as vice-chairman of the Insurance and the House Oversight Committees and as a member of the Taxation and Judiciary Committees. Mr. Strand is a member of the State Bar of Michigan.  He holds a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh in Economics and Political Science in 1973 and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University in 1976.

2:00 – 2:45 PM
House Democratic Caucus Agenda
Representative Doug Spade
Member, House Education Committee

2:45 – 3:30 PM 
House Republican Caucus Agenda
Representative Brian Palmer
Chair, House Education Committee

3:30 to 4:00 PM
Forum Wrap-up & Adjourn

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School Reform & Teacher Training Programs

March 29, 2004
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

This seminar is designed to examine multiple perspectives on education reform initiatives that involve the preparation and induction of new teachers. Under the federal No Child Left Behind legislation the states are responsible for ensuring that students are taught by "highly qualified teachers." This requirement presents K-12 schools, teacher preparation institutions, state agencies and policy makers with new challenges in interpreting the law, meeting student achievement goals, and avoiding penalties and sanctions. Through background readings, the discussion of some research, and interactions with a panel of practitioners and expert resources, the participants will develop a deeper appreciation of the complexity of school reform and the preparation of teachers.


EPFP Learning Team Members:

Rosanna Formaro
Jeff Holbrook
Jan Oord
Darryl Robbins
Rosalyn Templeton
Stephanie Whiteside

Resource Persons:

Dr. Susanne Chandler ~University Perspective
School of Education
Ferris State University
Big Rapids, Michigan

Dr. Susanne Chandler received her academic education from California State University at Fullerton (CSUF), where she was awarded the bachelor’s in music degree and K-12 teaching certificate, and from the University of California, Davis (UCD), where she received her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction.  She did her doctoral work at The Ohio State University and received her Ph.D. in Policy and Leadership, in curriculum and instruction, research, and anthropology. Dr. Chandler was appointed to serve on the joint commission of Teacher Preparation Accountability and Evaluation to research in the areas of Intent and Area.  She has published several articles on teaching and learning and research methodology, served as Co-Editor of the Division G (Social Context) Newsletter for AERA, is a member of several educational organizations, and has received awards/honors from Dai Ho Chun for Academic Excellence, Phi Beta Delta for International Scholars, and Pi Lambda Theta in Education. She has taught courses in curriculum and development; principles of teaching and learning; organizational analysis; educational research; school law; and evaluating curriculum programs.  She is currently the Director for the School of Education at Ferris State University, and has been an administrator in the Teacher Certification field for the past eight years.

Patricia Vandelinder ~ District Perspective
District Instructional Specialist
Detroit Public Schools
Detroit, Michigan

Patricia Vandelinder has been with Detroit Public Schools for thirty-one years. She is currently a District Instructional Specialist assigned to five schools. Her major responsibility is to assist teachers with the organization and implementation of the SRA/Open Court Reading program. In addition, Pat provides staff development to the District’s teachers, administrators, support staff and parents. Patricia has been training mentors and new teachers for the District since the inception of the New Teacher/Mentoring Program in 1996. She has been a staff development specialist for eleven years and is a member of the District’s training cadre that provides training for all teachers and mentors. She is a graduate of Wayne State University with a B. S. in English and holds a Master’s Degree in Supervision and Administration.

Sara Romano ~ New Teacher Perspective
Classroom Teacher
Birney Elementary School
Detroit Public Schools
Detroit, Michigan

Sara Romano is in her second year of teaching at Birney Elementary School in the Detroit Public Schools. She graduated from Oakland University in 2001 majoring in Language Arts. She spent five weeks of her student teaching in New Zeeland. Her experience includes service as Assistant Director at a CYO Boys and Girls Camp for six years.

Elaine Allen Karls ~ College Perspective
Professor of English
Delta College
University Center, Michigan

Elaine Karls is a Professor of English and Faculty Leader for the Education 200 - Exploratory Teaching Program at Delta College in Michigan. She began her career as a high school English and journalism teacher and now supervises community college students in pre-service K-12 classroom placements throughout mid-Michigan as part of Delta’s Exploratory Teaching program. Prior to joining Delta’s faculty in 1989, Ms. Karls supervised student teaching experiences for students in Michigan State University’s Department of Teacher Education. In addition to 21 years as a teacher educator in all disciplines, Karls also teaches college and university English (composition and literature). She completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in English Education at Michigan State University. While working in a variety of school settings (rural, urban, suburban), a particular focus of interest has been preparing aspiring teachers to consider teaching in diverse urban settings, where the need for teachers is especially acute nationwide. Karls has taught and directed in a variety of projects that involve secondary students, including the Huron Shores International Writing Institute. She is Co-Director of the Saginaw Bay Writing Project Teacher Invitational, a Michigan affiliate of the National Writing Project based at Saginaw Valley State University. Through the Writing Project, she works with classroom teachers to promote best practices for literacy in K-12 classrooms. Her interests include a variety of professional and community-oriented programs, including participation in the recently formed National Association for Community College Teacher Education Programs (NACCTEP).

Mara Lud ~ Principal’s Perspective
Moores Park Elementary School
Lansing School District

Mara Lud has been an educator for the Lansing School District for thirty years. She is currently the principal of Moores Park Elementary School. This K-5 school was featured in the March 16, 2004 Lansing State Journal for their focus on reading and math. This program, focusing on smaller class size and reading math techniques to raise student achievement, has been so successful that it is being used as a model for the Lansing School District. Governor Granholm recently visited the school to help celebrate their success in the area of student achievement. Mara has served as a teacher for elementary and middle schools, a subject matter coordinator in the area of language arts, a leader in curriculum development and currently as a building principal. She also serves as a board member for the Lansing Association of School Administrators.



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Problem Solving Simulations - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/16-current-fellows/meets-archives-03-04/184-problem-solving-simulations35 http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/16-current-fellows/meets-archives-03-04/184-problem-solving-simulations35

Problem Solving Simulations

March 15, 2004
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Ctr., MSU

The Fellows will experience and discuss specific assessment instruments to better understand and practice the behaviors and skills that contribute to effective group problem solving and decision making in organizations. Through participation in these exercises, individuals experience how certain behaviors can positively or negatively affect the performance of a group working to solve a common problem.


Resource Persons: Fellows and Coordinators


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Education Choices: Like an Iceberg the Challenges Lie Beneath the Surface - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/16-current-fellows/meets-archives-03-04/183-education-choices-like-an-iceberg-the-challenges-lie-beneath-the-surface http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/16-current-fellows/meets-archives-03-04/183-education-choices-like-an-iceberg-the-challenges-lie-beneath-the-surface

Education Choices: Like an Iceberg the
Challenges Lie Beneath the Surface

February 9, 2004
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

Education for grades 0-12 in Michigan is now structured and funded differently than when most parents, guardians and adult care givers were growing up and in school. And it continues to change and evolve. In order to ensure our children receive an education of the highest quality, nearly every citizen must better understand the significant changes that have occurred in the educational system and the new opportunities and challenges the changes present. In addition, policy makers, leaders, educators and administrators must understand what issues and concerns prompt parents, guardians, and adult care givers to demand choices in educating their children. This seminar will ask that Fellows read some background information on education choices in Michigan ahead of time. The seminar consists of presentations by a panel of four individuals on some choices available in our State, an opportunity for group discussion on how and why families make certain choices, and asks the audience to predict and prioritize the future of choices, while realizing resources are limited.


EPFP Learning Team Members:

Valerie Belay
Henry Cade
Cheryl Hall
Pat Meaux
Jane Reagan
Bonnie Rockafellow
Malverne Winborne

Resource Persons

Dr. E. Sharon Banks
Superintendent of Schools
Lansing School District
Lansing, MI

Dr. E. Sharon Banks is Michigan’s 2002 Superintendent of the Year and has energized and revitalized the Lansing School District since her appointment as superintendent in July 2000. Her drive, leadership, and commitment to accountability at all levels have resulted in a solid vision and aggressive action plan to meet the present and future needs of Lansing’s youth. She has built her administration around improvement in five key areas: Student achievement, student attendance, student behavior, parent involvement, and community relations. She immediately began implementing an ambitious 17-point plan that focuses on meeting her goals in each of those five areas. Dr. Banks introduced five new magnet schools that focus on such areas as the visual and performing arts, mathematics, science, technology, languages and global studies. She quickly stabilized enrollment after years of decline. She has beefed up efforts to fight truancy and focused resources on improving reading and science skills. The Michigan Association of School Administrators announced Dr. Banks’ unanimous selection as 2002 Michigan Superintendent of the Year on November 15, 2001, citing her impact on school district students and the Lansing community in her short tenure. The panel also cited Dr. Banks’ strong leadership, creativity in successfully meeting the needs of students, communication skills, professionalism, and community involvement. Prior to coming to Lansing, Dr. Banks rose steadily through the ranks of the Fort Wayne School system, serving as teacher, dean of girls, principal, and finally area director. Dr. Banks’ honors are too numerous to list completely, but she previously has been named Fort Wayne Educator of the Year, Principal of the Year for the state of Indiana by the Indiana Parent Teacher Association, and Ball State University’s Outstanding Alumna of 1996. Dr. Banks and her husband, Bill, have two grown children, Jody and Jonathan. While her own personal philosophy is to be a lifelong learner, those who know her say that she is certain to be a lifelong teacher.

Dr. Eugene Cain
Chief School Administrator
Shabazz Public School Academy
Lansing, MI

Eugene Cain currently serves as Chief School Administrator for Shabazz Public School Academy located in Lansing, Michigan. He is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, wherein he attended public schools, graduating from Western Olin High School. Dr. Cain received a Bachelor of Arts in history and economics from Talladega College, in Talladega, Alabama. He earned a Master's Degree in education and a Doctorate Degree in curriculum and instruction from Wayne State University in Detroit. Dr. Cain has previously served in the capacity of classroom teacher, Curriculum Director, Curriculum Consultant, Assistant State School Superintendent, State Director of Compensatory Education, local school superintendent, principal, and the Southeast Regional Development Vice President for Edison Schools, the nation's largest manager of public schools. Dr. Cain is active as a community volunteer in Lansing, where he mentors several students and is past Chairman of the Education Committee of the local NAACP chapter and the United Negro College Fund. He serves on the Advisory Board of the College of Education at Wayne State University. He also served as a past Chairman of the National Dropout Prevention Network, an organization that he was instrumental in helping to organize.

David A. Kallman J.D.
Attorney at Law
Private Practice
Lansing, MI

Mr. Kallman is a graduate of Schoolcraft Jr. College, and Northwood University where he earned a BA in Business Administration (1979). He is a 1982 graduate of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Mr. Kallman has been in private practice his entire legal career since passing the Michigan Bar Exam in November of 1982. His general practice covers many areas of the law. Mr. Kallman also has handled many cases involving educational issues in public, private and home schools. He was the trial lawyer in the case of People v DeJonge in which the Michigan Supreme Court eventually ruled (in 1993) that home educators did not have to be certified teachers in order to teach their children at home. Mr. Kallman has also worked with a number of charter schools and helped to establish the Noah Webster Academy - a controversial charter school designed to use distance learning in the home. This charter led to much litigation and a final ruling that the State of Michigan did not have to fund the school. He also has much experience with child abuse/neglect cases, which have included some home school cases over the years. Mr. Kallman has been married to Beth for 20 years. They have two children: Stephen (19), a freshman at Wheaton College near Chicago; and Rachel (12), a seventh grader in their own home school program. He is a coach of the boy's varsity home school basketball team for Lansing and the Kallmans belong to a local home school support group.

Paul A. Long
Vice President, Public Policy
Michigan Catholic Conference



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Ballot Initiatives as Policy Alternatives - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/16-current-fellows/meets-archives-03-04/182-ballot-initiatives-as-policy-alternatives http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/16-current-fellows/meets-archives-03-04/182-ballot-initiatives-as-policy-alternatives

Ballot Initiatives as Policy Alternatives

January 26, 2004
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

This session is designed to examine the strategy of using ballot initiatives as a process for impacting public policy. Through the use of case studies, an expert panel will discuss the outcome and impact of two recent ballot initiatives introduced in Michigan. The panel members will discuss their roles in this process and their perspectives on the use and effectiveness of ballot initiatives in the policy process. This session was developed by the Ballot Initiatives as Policy Alternatives Learning Team.


Resource Persons:

EPFP Learning Team Members:

Julia Ashworth
Ron Collins
Dan Hurley
Steven Meno
Chris Reimann

Resource Persons (detailed resource persons' bios):

Mr. Robert Swanson
Deputy Director, Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth
Former Staff Director, Committee on Taxation Michigan House of Representatives

Mr. Lynn Jondahl
Executive Director, Michigan Prospect
Former Member, Michigan House of Representatives

Mr. David Waymire
Executive Vice President, Marketing Resource Group

Mr. Roger Martin
President, Rossman Martin & Associates


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