Michigan teacher opinions
Dayna Polehanki was a school teacher before becoming a state senator, and she argues that Republicans are being disingenuous when they say education funding is at an all-time high.
Brad Lyman grew up in public schools in Michigan and taught in schools in Maryland. One state invested in its children, and one didn’t.
Students across Michigan now rely on campus food pantries. Worrying about your next meal is not what college is supposed to be about.
The next governor has an opportunity – and a responsibility – to address problems that have festered for decades in our polarized politics
More high school grads are earning degrees and certificates, but we’re still below the national average.
Our children can’t succeed if they can’t read. It’s time we do something about it.
An MSU education professor bemoans the influence of charter school operators in Michigan. The direction of public education is a battle worth having.
Little pay and no respect aren’t good selling points for professionals who could teach college courses, exposing students to the real world.
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.
Don’t let politicians get away with generic statements about improving schools, says MSU professor Jack Smith.
You’ve read the doom-and-gloom stories. But they fail to point out how well many Michigan students are doing.
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.
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
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.
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.
Michigan’s attorney general continues to defend the charter schools champion, long after the rest of Michigan realized her policies were destructive.