foster care http://wemu.org en Governor Snyder Proposes Foster Care System Overhaul http://wemu.org/post/governor-snyder-proposes-foster-care-system-overhaul <p>Governor Rick Snyder says the state could do a better job protecting foster children if it changed the way it paid for the service.&nbsp; The governor unveiled a report Thursday that says the state should pay foster care agencies based on their performance. Right now, those agencies all get paid the same regardless of their track records or the needs of individual foster children.&nbsp; "Let's focus on what's best for the child," said Snyder. "And the child shouldn't have to think about, worry about, or be concerned about who's bringing those services. They just want the outcomes. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:42:45 +0000 David Fair 42188 at http://wemu.org Governor Snyder Proposes Foster Care System Overhaul EMU Helps Foster Children Succeed http://wemu.org/post/emu-helps-foster-children-succeed <p>Eastern Michigan University is getting some state funding to help make sure students who grew up in foster care succeed.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.</p><p></p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 16:39:29 +0000 Bob Eccles 22723 at http://wemu.org