Education

Funding
Choice
Standards-Common Core
Standards – Social Studies and Science
Accountability

Having served as a member of the Senate Education Policy Committee for almost seven years, Sen. Colbeck advocates for policies that ensure educational excellence.  That means an emphasis on local control, choice, and accountability.  The schools that perform best feature a dedicated community of parents, teachers, and students committed to the success of each other.

Sen. Colbeck possesses a unique perspective on education borne out of his background, both public and private.  As a K-8 student, Colbeck was educated via Wayne-Westland and Livonia public schools.  In high school, his parents scraped together funds and he attended Detroit Catholic Central.  He then graduated from the University of Michigan with Bachelors and Masters of Science Degrees in Aerospace.  He was later appointed to serve as the Treasurer of Canton Charter Academy, one of the leading Public School Academies in the state.

Editorials & Press Releases:

Public forums on social studies standards announced June 1, 2018

Making our universities true state universities February 28, 2018

The ‘big chill’ at our state universities February 8, 2018

More money for education without raising taxes II October 10, 2017

Campus free speech May 1, 2017

Sen. Colbeck: How to hold schools accountable January 24, 2017

More money for education without raising taxes January 12, 2017

Make Michigan a Top Ten State for Education May 2, 2016

Love, not hate, drives opposition to MI State Board of Education LGBTQ Policy April 29, 2016

Reading education shakedown March 31, 2016

How to Help DPS without Hurting Other Schools January 7, 2016

Understanding Northville School Funding August 26, 2015

Matrix of Liberty July 6, 2015

School funding – the rest of the story June 25, 2015

Our Exceptional Nation September 17, 2013

A Closer Look at Common Core Standards May 29, 2013

Empowering parents with choices in education January 29, 2013

Are We A Democracy? October 25, 2012

Expanding Educational Options for All of Our Children March 19, 2012

Old School versus New School April 5, 2011

To hear Senator Colbeck discuss these issues, click HERE.