Ann Arbor, Education, Events — August 28, 2014 at 8:13 am

REMINDER: Michigan Teachers & Allies for Change rally for public schools in Ann Arbor TODAY!


I am reposting this as a reminder that there is a rally to support public education TODAY in Ann Arbor from 5:30-6:30 at Liberty Plaza. Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor Lisa Brown will be the headliner.

Michigan Teachers and Allies for Change (M-TAC), a grassroots group of teachers and allies working on behalf of public education, is hosting a rally in support of public education this TODAY, from 5:30 to 6:30. The event will take place at Liberty Plaza in downtown Ann Arbor.

Speakers include Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor Lisa Brown, State Representative Jeff Irwin, Ann Arbor Education Association president Linda Carter, Ann Arbor Public Schools Superintendent Jeanice Swift, and Ann Arbor Public Schools teacher Quinn Strassel, among others.

The event will also include readings from the 2014 Ann Arbor Youth Poetry Slam Team and free ice cream and face painting for kids.

M-TAC describes their event in this way:

M-TAC was formed this summer to create a group where all community members (teachers, parents, administrators, students, board members, etc.) can work together to lobby Lansing for increased funding and support for public schools. This rally represents a public show of unity on the issue, featuring speakers who occasionally disagree on local issues but share a common concern for the decrease in state funding for public schools over the past decade.

You can RSVP and learn more about the event on their Facebook event page HERE. You can also contact M-TAC founder Quinn Strassel at