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Watch video from the June 24th Rally
Every time we lobby those folks in there say, "Oh, that's just you talking. the rest of your members, the rest of the community, the rest of the parents don't care." Well I want to tell them if you are looking out the windows, or listening, we care!
Addressing the crowd, gubernatorial hopeful Virg Bernero said he’s tired of the flavor-of-the-month in education reform. Citing NCLB (No Child Left Behind) and RTTT (Race to the Top), Bernero said he came to talk about LTT – Let Teachers Teach.
"You can't move the state of Michigan forward and leave our kids behind."
After Paul Mayers' job was privatized, he ran for the Drurand school board and won. He is a proud MEA member fighting for school employees.
Ann Arbor PTO chair, Donna Lasinski shares four points parents are looking for: 1) the State to guarantee school funding levels are set prior to the start of the school fiscal year; 2) support schools at a funding level that provides for quality education based on program cost, not current dollars available; 3) use evidence-based research to provide a stable, sustainable funding model for school funding; 4) prioritize education funding as the top state priority against other funding needs.
Jordyn Norkey, is a sophomore at Tecumseh High School. 'We must join together to tell politicians that getting a great education in Michigan shouldn’t be a dream, it should be a reality.' Norkey sang I Dreamed a Dream.
"I challenge you to build on the passion and energy you've shown here and help us elect those leaders who will put Michigan's students first..."
Updated: July 20, 2010 12:57 PM
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