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Education Policy Fellowship Program

Investing in Michigan's Future:

Growing Talent or Lowering Taxes? Framing the Policy Debate in Michigan

October 28, 2006
8:30 a.m. - Noon
Kellogg Center, MSU

This seminar is an optional learning opportunity for the Michigan EPFP. This Symposium is hosted by the MSU Department of Educational Administration and the Office of K-12 Outreach. The Fellows are invited to join Michigan policy leaders in this debate.

Educational Leadership

Saturday October 28, 2006

8:00am Registration & Continental Breakfast

Room 104 A&B

Kellogg Center, MSU

Open to educational leaders, policymakers, faculty,and students.

There is no charge for this event.

Please RSVP to
Karla Bellingar

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What is the key to driving growth in Michigan?

  • Some say that taxes matter and that to compete for jobs with other states, Michigan's taxes are too high. Michigan needs tax relief and reform.
  • Others say that what distinguishes successful states are their concentrations of talent - and that states with the greatest concentrations of talent win.

What is the answer for Michigan?

What are the implications for education in Michigan?

Come join policymakers and educational leaders for an interactive symposium that delves into these ideas.


Thomas Clay, financial expert and Director of State Affairs for the Citizens Research Council of Michigan, will provide an assessment of Michigan's budget and economic outlook.

Patrick Anderson, Founder and CEO of Anderson Economic Group, will review his comprehensive study for the Legislature of how Michigan taxes compare to other states and assess how competitive Michigan's businesses can be given the current tax structure and economic climate.

Louis Glazer, President of Michigan Future, Inc., will provide insights from "A New Agenda for a New Michigan" that focuses on how higher educational achievement leads to prosperity in a knowledge based economy.

Tom White, Executive Director of the Michigan School Business Officials and Chair of the K-16 Coalition.

David Arsen, Professor of Educational Administration at Michigan State University, economist and specialist in education finance and state and local development.




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