For over a decade, Michigan’s student achievement scores have plummeted. Currently, Michigan fourth graders rank 41st nationwide in reading performance, and we are one of only three states that has seen a decline in performance since 2003. Michigan’s schools are funded through a “one size fits all” model that has failed students and seriously jeopardizes the State’s economic future.
On Tuesday June 26, PWA will host a panel discussing the most pressing educational issues facing Michigan today. We will explore policies that could stop Michigan’s educational decline and consider how we as voters can fight for students across the state this November.
Learn more about the problem and how we can be part of the solution with panelists:
Hon. Winnie Brinks, State Representative for the 76th District
Dr. Brandy Lovelady Mitchell, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Kent ISD
Chris Glass, Director of Legislative Affairs for West Michigan Talent Triangle
The panel will be moderated by:
Karen McPhee, Education Policy and Strategic Leadership Consultant and former Senior Education Policy Advisor to Governor Rick Snyder.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Program including Q & A: 5:30-7:00pm
Educational Service Center at Kent ISD
2930 Knapp Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Parking available in Lot #11. See Map: http://www.kentisd.org/downloads/about_kent_isd/campus_map_20121112_160153_24.pdf
This program is free, but please register in advance HERE.
Learn More - The School Finance Research Collaborative released a new study identifying the resources needed for all Michigan students to meet state standards. The report and more information can be found here: http://www.fundmischools.org/