- Despite continuing concern over the state's new right-to-work laws, Michigan teachers in Plymouth-Canton tried Tuesday to draw attention to upcoming legislation that could revamp how the state's public schools are funded and who gets that funding.
- In addition, the legislation includes a push by Gov. Rick Snyder to increase the Education Assistance Authority's reach from Detroit Public Schools to any district in the bottom 5% of performing schools.
- Seeing the push as an effort by Snyder to privatize public schools, the teachers staged a protest in their town to try to gain the attention and support of their state representatives, including State Sen. Patrick Colbeck, who they say avoids talking to educators and is "out of touch" with public educators.
From the article:
While the controversial right-to-work legislation drew all the attention in the last week, Plymouth-Canton teachers tried Tuesday to draw some attention to legislation coming down the road that could affect them as much, or more. While they're concerned about the new right-to-work laws, the legislation that concerns them the most is a revamping of the way public schools are funded and who can get public-school funding, and an extension of the Education Achievement Authority's reach. ...