Community and common sense
I believe that a quality public education is a right for all children, and a responsibility of the State.
We are in a crisis!
Did you know that multiple State Colleges and Universities are eliminating their teacher education programs? Did you know that existing teacher education programs are 30% of what they were only five or six years ago? Did you know that we are currently experiencing a teacher shortage throughout Michigan? Did you know that class sizes have increased upwards of 20% in the last 10 years? Did you know that research shows the BEST education a child can receive is in their PUBLIC SCHOOL? I live this every day. By the time our legislators figure out that we are in a real crisis, it will take another two - four years to increase educational funding to a point we are once again recruiting teacher candidates. Then it will take an additional five years to educate a new teacher. We are running out of time. This needs to be addressed now!!