Dexter, Dearborn are among next stops in education townhall series

Michiganians from Grand Rapids to Birmingham, Dexter to Dearborn have opportunities in the next few weeks to discuss K-12 education and reform as part of the Center for Michigan’s ongoing townhall series on the topic:

 WHEN: Sept. 20, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: LINC Community Revitalization, Inc., 1167 Madison SE Grand Rapids

RSVP: Emberly Vick, LINC -- or (616) 477-7779

WHEN: Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine St.  Dexter

RSVP: Daniel Lai, Dexter Patch -- or (734) 223-6947

WHEN: Sept. 27, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: East Meeting Room, Novi Public Library, 45255 10 Mile Road, Novi

RSVP: Julie Farkas, Novi Public Library -- (248) 869-7204

WHEN: Oct. 2, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: 735 Forest, Suite 202, Birmingham

RSVP: Deirdre Green -- (248) 633-2288

WHEN: Oct. 11, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Automation Alley, Atrium, 2675 Bellingham Dr., Troy

RSVP: Alysia Green --

WHEN: Oct. 11, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Miller Elementary School, 4824 Lois, Dearborn

RSVP: Saada Nassar - (313) 529-6872

Citizens unable to attend any of these sessions may still share their views on K-12 education by answering questions via the Center’s online survey. Click here to access the survey, which is anonymous.

The Center is in the midst of a year-long listening tour of Michigan aimed at collecting the thoughts of 5,000 residents about the future of K-12 education. Approximately 4,000 residents already have participated in nearly 200 sessions around the state.


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Thu, 09/13/2012 - 9:23pm
Just because you speak doesn't mean your heard. How many of these session are they moderators hearing only what they are listening for rather than hearing what is being said. For me to travel to one of these sessions, since none are local, I would like to see some description of how they will ensure they will actually be listening, what they willl do with what they hear, and are they measuring their performance.
Sat, 09/15/2012 - 10:34pm
I have attended several TCFM Town Halls, and I can tell you first-hand: Don't waste your time!Their "town hall" is anything but an actual town hall. You will be greeted by very friendly and eager people welcoming you to their event. They will run a video and a power point on a particular topic. Ask you some questions on that topic. And then give you the opportunity to respond to those questions by using the answers that they supply.And I can tell you, there were more than a few attendees in the room whose answers didn't fit neatly into the "answers" already provided by TCFM...and we're not very happy about it! This is the process used by TCFM to collect our thoughts. It is nothing more then a push-poll, designed to generate the outcome that TCFM wishes to promote on a given topic. Nothing more.