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Testimony and letters to lawmakers on school issues; other public statements

Update message: Important meetings on public education

Important meetings on education

Dear Friends,
There are a number of important developments I'd like to share with you, but for now I wanted to call your attention to some important opportunities to talk about the future of public education in Michigan. Members of the State Board of Education have organized a number of forums around the state to discuss some of the key policy issues facing public education, including proposals to create an "a la carte" system for funding schools (known as the "Oxford Foundation report"). If you have the opportunity to attend one of these, we would strongly encourage you to make the trip.

Monday, March 11, 6-8 pm, Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor: Little Theater, 601 W. Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Hosted By: Washtenaw Alliance for Education. Contact: Liz Margolis, Ann Arbor Public Schools: margolis@aaps.k12.mi.us

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"A la carte" school funding plan ignores basic purpose of public ed

Testimony on EAA legislation (Round 2)


Testimony on EAA legislation (Round 1)


Exchange with MAPSA over charter school segregation

In January 2012, we had an exchange of press releases with the Michigan Association of Public School Academies over the issue of segregation in charter schools. We remain concerned about this issue and will be reporting on it more in the coming months. In the meantime, we offer up copies of the press releases as an example of how important issues can be used to serve a political agenda.

Death watch for our public schools?

MIPFS testimony on retirement plan (MPSERS) restructuring - SB1040


"Cyber" charters: getting the incentives wrong



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