Backgrounder - Governor's Education Plan

Gov. Snyder’s education address

In his special education message. Gov. Rick Snyder covered a variety of topics in his plan to “reform” Michigan’s public education system through changes to tenure, teacher training, and financial incentives. He provided little or no details on how his plan would be carried out, but expects “reforms” to happen even as he’s cutting more than $800 million from K-12 and higher education funding and giving tax breaks to business.

Several of his ideas—early childhood education, anti-bullying legislation and administrator certification—are part of MEA’s A+ Agenda  which we shared with the governor earlier this year.  The Agenda is an example of true education reform that provides real, balanced solutions to the issues facing our state. Unlike the governor’s plan, the A+ Agenda will improve public schools and help Michigan students succeed.