January 16, 2019
By PAULA HERBART/President – Michigan Education Association
As a legislator, Gretchen Whitmer understood both the challenges facing public schools and the solutions needed to fix them. Now, as governor, she now has the power to pursue those solutions.
Refreshingly, Whitmer understands that improving our schools and raising student achievement requires input from experts — classroom educators across the state.
Instead of blaming teachers for all of the perceived problems in our public education system, she has vowed to listen to us and work as a team — not as adversaries.
Everyone has a stake in our schools’ success — and everyone involved needs to be held accountable for helping Michigan’s students.