Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Yesterday the House Education Committee took testimony on House Bill 4241, a bill to eliminate teacher tenure. The MEA General Counsel gave testimony regarding school districts who have been able to successfully use the current tenure law to deal with teachers who have been found to be ineffective, while the Swartz Creek superintendent and his attorney told their "horror" story.

Don't let the naysayers be the only voice in the room! Go to yesterday's Legislative Blast entry for a sample letter and email addresses/phone numbers for State House representatives!

On another note, the governor will be giving his "Educational" address today from a Detroit school. He is expected to talk about "reinventing" K-12 education; it is expected to be a lot about merit pay and charter schools.