StudentsFirst http://michiganradio.org en Commentary: Mackinac and Education http://michiganradio.org/post/commentary-mackinac-and-education <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It sometimes seems that education reform has become a lot like the weather.&nbsp; We talk almost incessantly about it these days, but you have to wonder if anybody really can do much to change things.</span></p><p>The Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce’s annual Mackinac Conference begins today, and education is a heavy focus. Michelle Rhee, the controversial founder of StudentsFirst and the former head of Washington D.C. public schools will give a keynote address. There will be a panel on 21st Century jobs and education, and another, moderated by Michigan Radio’s Jennifer White, on early childhood education.</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 12:25:03 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 12783 at http://michiganradio.org Commentary: Mackinac and Education