It should serve as comfort to beginning teachers everywhere that newly minted Michigan Teacher of the Year Tracy Horodyski of Kenowa Hills Public Schools barely survived her first year in the profession.
In just one week, parents in Rochester succeeded in organizing and advertising a demonstration that drew 650 participants to march and wave signs at the school district’s 20 buildings on Monday – all in support of students in Detroit.
The answers to our standardized testing survey continue to flow in with less than one week until the window closes. Results will be shared with State Superintendent Brian Whiston, who is considering recommending significant changes in Michigan’s mandated testing regime to state lawmakers.
Nearly 900 educators have answered our call for members to raise their voices on this issue. Parents, students, and teachers have grown increasingly fatigued with the over-valuing of test scores in education – largely driven by politicians with no policy expertise.