Tag: State Board of Education

Thinking about education as something other than school-shaped ATMs – wsg Mitchell Robinson

Thinking about education as something other than school-shaped ATMs – wsg Mitchell Robinson

Mitchell Robinson on Twitter: @mrobmused Mitchell Robinson at MSU: Mitchell Robinson – Associate Professor of Music Education Mitchell Robinson’s campaign website: MitchellRobinsonForStateSchoolBoard.org Mitchell Robinson at Eclectablog: Please stop with the “heartwarming” teacher stories: this is no way to treat professionals Craig Mauger at The Detroit News: How ex-House Speaker Lee Chatfield provided foothold in state government for lobbyists Chris Savage […]

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Mich Gov. Snyder’s hand-picked commission to recommend governor appointment rather than election of State Board of Ed.

Mich Gov. Snyder’s hand-picked commission to recommend governor appointment rather than election of State Board of Ed.

Back in 2002, Governor John Engler, one of the co-founders of the Koch brothers-funded, corporatist front group Mackinac Center for Public Policy, recommended doing away with the Michigan Board of Education and make it a group appointed by the governor rather than the elected body it was then and still is today: Viewing the State Board of Education as an […]

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BREAKING: House may vote on EAA expansion legislation soon, State Board of Ed President says, “Not the time” (UPDATED x2)

BREAKING: House may vote on EAA expansion legislation soon, State Board of Ed President says, “Not the time” (UPDATED x2)

It appears that the state House may vote on HB 4369, legislation that would expand the State school reform/redesign (SSRR) school district (which includes the EAA), today or in the very near future, perhaps even yet today. Word I have been getting is that the bill has changed since the Senate passed it. In response to this movement, State Board […]

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BREAKING: Half of Michigan State Board of Education comes out against expansion of the EAA

BREAKING: Half of Michigan State Board of Education comes out against expansion of the EAA

Can you hear us now? On the heels of most of the major school administrators coming out against Governor Snyder’s failed education experiment on students in Detroit — the Education Achievement Authority – four members of the Michigan State Board of Education are now calling on lawmakers to vote against the latest version of House Bill 4369. The four members […]

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