Posted on 02/23/15 at 3:31pm

More Michigan children are living in poverty according to the annualKids Count report by the Michigan League for Public Policy and  funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The number of children in poverty increased by 35 percent with one in four children living in poverty and one in three qualifying for food assistance because their families’ incomes are $23,600 or less a year.

Posted on 02/23/15 at 3:32pm

The U.S. House is expected to pass a rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) this Friday. Unfortunately, this rewrite does nothing to help students learn or teachers teach. The focus has shifted to more testing, labeling of schools and then punishing them for their “failure,” while doing nothing to close achievement gaps.

Posted on 02/25/15 at 9:21am

If you believe our schools and safer roads are important to the quality of life in Michigan, circle May 5 on your calendar. On that day, voters will be asked to vote on a proposal that would raise over $1 billion to repair Michigan’s dangerous roads and bridges, while raising $300 million in new revenue for Michigan public schools, funded by a 1-cent increase in the state sales tax.

Posted on 02/18/15 at 3:01pm

MEA members Marcia Hudson and Linda Maniago of Avondale were awarded a $5,000 Learning and Leadership Grant from NEA for their Teacher Lab project. In this latest round, NEA awarded 16 Learning and Leadership Grants. 

Posted on 02/18/15 at 3:02pm

Michigan State University scholars have created a financial health-indicator system for school districts that could be facing financial stress. The proactive system uses research and information from other states to analyze the fiscal health of school districts and is outlined in a white paper, “Knowledgeable Navigation to Avoid the Iceberg.”

Posted on 02/18/15 at 3:06pm

When you find yourself in a hole, the first step to getting out is to stop digging.

The hole I am referring to is the $1 billion taxpayers spend each year on Michigan’s experiment with charter schools. A recent report by a pro charter school group ranks Michigan’s charter school accountability law last among similar states. 

91st House District Collene Lamonte

 

Democrat

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Collene Lamonte                                            

Cell phone:  231 301-0421

Website:  www.collenlamonte.com

Email:  collenelamonte@frontier.com

81st House District Patrick Phelan

Recommended 5-31-12         Regular Recommendation

Patrick Phelan

Democrat

pphelan383@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/PatrickRPhelan

Business phone:  586 726-1234

mobile phone  586-206-6611.

76th House District Winnie Brinks

 

Democrat

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Winnie Brinks                         

Cell phone:  616 821-1836

Web site:  www.winniebrinks.com

Email:  Winnie@winniebrinks.com

106th House District Ken Hubbard

 

Type of recommendation:  Regular

Democrat

Ken Hubbard                                      

www.kenhubbardforthe106.com

kenhubbard106@gmail.com

(989) 356-3269

32nd House District Sheri Smith

 

Recommended 5-29-12

Democrat

Sheri Smith                                                     

Telephone 586 747-9621

29th House District Tim Greimel

 

Type of Recommendation:  Continuing

Democrat

Tim Greimel                                                   

Cell phone:  248 425-7525

Web site: www.timgreimel.com

Email:  timgreimel@gmail.com

43rd House District Neil Billington

 

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Democrat

Neil Billington                                                

Cell phone:      248 431-5074

Web site:         www.NeilBillingtonforstaterep.com

Email:  neilbillington43@yahoo.com

16th House District Robert Kosowski

 

Democrat

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Robert Kosowski                                             

Cell phone:  734 776-0564

Web site:  www.robertkosowskiforstaterep.com

Email:  Robert@robertkosowskiforstaterep.com

23rd House District Tom Boritzki

 

Democrat

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Tom Boritzki                                       

Cell Phone:  734 612-6974

www.tomboritzki2012.com

Campaign Manager:  Avi Lachhman  avi.lachhman@gmail.com

34th House District Woodrow Stanley

 

Recommended 5-19-12 Continuing Recommendation

Democrat

Woodrow Stanley                               

Email:  wordswithwood@aol.com

I am a product of public education and a ardent supporter.

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