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
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
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