Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
– Margaret Mead
All students – no matter their race or family income – deserve a quality education. Making this goal reality will take hard work, a commitment to equity and public support.
Join the effort – get involved, take action and tell decision-makers that all Michigan students deserve access to a high-quality education.
Active Issues & Legislation
Statement: Enactment of Key Law to Improve Teaching and Learning in Michigan, November 5, 2015
Press Release: Teaching Quality Progress a Win for Michigan Students, October 20, 2015
Testimony: Incorporate Best Practices from Leading States to Build Statewide Educator Evaluation System, June 4, 2015
Video: Testimony to the House Education Committee, June 4, 2015
Testimony: Michigan Must Support Its Most Valuable Education Resources – Teachers and School Leaders. April 21, 2015
Audio: Testimony to the Senate Education Committee, April 21, 2015
Research: Good for Teachers, Good for Students: The Need for Smart Teacher Evaluation in Michigan, November 2012
Legislation: House Bill 4192 (Glenn – Midland) & Senate Bill 81 (Pavlov – St. Clair)
Commentary on Senate Bill 826 (2016) – Anti-Standards Bill Threatens to Move Michigan Backward, April 26, 2016
Press Release: New Assessment Scores Show Need for Michigan to Remain on Track with M-STEP, August 30, 2016
Press Release: Honest State Data Shows Troubling Achievement Gaps, December 17, 2015
Press Release: The Education Trust-Midwest thanks lawmakers for their support of Common Core, high student standards, October 24, 2013
Fact Sheet: New Analysis on Michigan Charter Schools, April 2015
Research: Accountability for All: The Need for Real Charter School Authorizer Accountability in Michigan, February 2015
Scorecard: 2015 ETM Charter Authorizer Scorecard, February 2015