When determining how to address issues like student testing or teacher evaluation, the Michigan Education Association believes asking the experts on the front lines for their insight is the right approach for policymakers.
On one day next month, instead of the normal head-down rush of getting ready for the school day – gathering supplies, prepping lessons, making copies, and checking mail – many educators from Kalamazoo Public Schools will enter their buildings differently.
When Gov. Rick Snyder shifted away from the Flint water crisis in Tuesday’s State of the State address, he pivoted to other issues of significance to educators. He announced the formation of a Commission for 21st Century Education to examine structure, governance, and funding of education in the state.