An ideologically-driven attempt to destroy Michigan’s public education system

Dennis Sparks

While Michigan teachers and administrators work diligently in often difficult circumstances to improve the quality of teaching and learning for their students, the state’s Republican legislature and governor seek in one brief flurry of legislation during a lame-duck session to dismantle public education in the state.

In a commentary titled “A dagger aimed at the heart of public education,” Michigan superintendent Rob Glass describes this legislation as “the latest in a year-long barrage of ideologically driven bills designed to weaken and defund locally controlled public education, handing scarce taxpayer dollars over to for-profit entities operating under a different set of rules.”


1 Response to “An ideologically-driven attempt to destroy Michigan’s public education system”

  1. 1 Deb December 2, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Kudos to Rob and you for taking on this issue. Superintendent Green (APPS) sent out a similar message to Ann Arbor parents. Although I support personalized learning, there are many un-tested strategies embedded in this legislation. And to the contrary, there is research to support that some of the proposals (online learning) don’t fully work.

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