Michigan teacher opinions
Our lack of concern for children begins far earlier than their exposure to gunfire by intruders with assault weapons.
Michigan’s attorney general continues to defend the charter schools champion, long after the rest of Michigan realized her policies were destructive.
Math teacher Luke Wilcox disputes the notion that it isn’t a teacher’s job to motivate students. He offers his top strategies for motivating students to care.
As the number of school librarians dropped, so did Michigan’s literacy rank. One school librarian doesn’t think that’s a coincidence.
Early childhood is the time when a good education can make the most difference. Yet it’s where we invest the least. That needs to change.
A former Michigan Teacher of the Year reminds us that we’ve long worried about how well our children read, but we keep ignoring the real solutions
Mitchell Robinson understands the desire to try things to improve Michigan schools. But he believes a package of bills addressing teacher education do more harm than good.
Don’t let politicians get away with generic statements about improving schools, says MSU professor Jack Smith.
Luke Wilcox isn’t shy about sharing his opinions, with Bridge Magazine or the U.S. Secretary of Education
To turn around Michigan schools, stop trying to produce Budweiser, and brew more Oberon. That’s the TED Talk message (without the actual alcohol) of Michigan’s Teacher of the Year.
Little pay and no respect aren’t good selling points for professionals who could teach college courses, exposing students to the real world.
An MSU education professor bemoans the influence of charter school operators in Michigan. The direction of public education is a battle worth having.