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Mission

Our mission is to restore democracy and strengthen public education in Michigan

Main Issues

MCDE informs the public about threats to democracy and education

We promote positive action to strengthen popular control of public institutions and advance educational opportunity for all citizens.

Education
Education
Democracy
Democracy
Faculty
Faculty
Educational Achievement Authority
Educational Achievement Authority
Detroit Public Schools
Detroit Public Schools
Emergency Manager Law
Emergency Manager Law

About Us

The Michigan Coalition for Democracy and Education is composed of:

Individuals and organizations who believe in democratic control of government and public institutions in Michigan and the right of all citizens of the state to a high-quality educations from kindergarten through college.

We Demand

Government belongs to the people, not corporations and special interests.

Repeal

Repeal

The immediate repeal of the Emergency Manager Law, which has taken power from the people across the state and resulted directly in the poisoning of the people of Flint.

Accountability

Accountability

Limit the power of special interests over government by reforming state campaign finance laws to limit the size of contributions and require complete disclosure of all contributions.

Reform

Reform

Measures to strengthen transparency & accountability of all public institutions at the city, township, county, and state levels.

Moving Forward

A democratic society is one that advances the rights and development of each citizen. To ensure the long-term prosperity of our state, we must:

Dissolve the Educational Achievement Authority and return control of Detroit’s schools to the democratically elected school board

Significantly increase the high school graduation rate

Enact reforms so that the school boards and university boards of regents are accountable to, and act in the interests of, the people

Dramatically increase investment in all levels of public education, from pre- school through college, so that Michigan schools will once again be among the best in the nation.

Make college education affordable for all by increasing the level of state funding

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