Getting In The Game To Save Michigan’s Education System

Great article by Chalkbeat on new Michigan State Senator Dayna Polehanki. She was a high school English teacher for 17 years, but Trump’s 2016 spurned her to get into Michigan’s political game.

She ran. And she won, flipping a Republican district in the southeastern part of the state.

State Senator Polehanki’s now trying to slowly turn around what has been a disastrous right-wing educational policy in the state for decades.

She explains why morale for teachers is low, and why Michigan lags in many educational categories compared to the rest of the nation:

We felt it a lot in teacher pay. Program cuts. Staff cuts. Teacher professional development cuts. Lots of punitive laws. The teacher evaluation law. Now the A-F law. The third grade reading law. They’re extremely punitive and not helpful. Teachers know this.

It’s not surprising to me, that having no Michigan public school teachers in the state Senate education committee in at least a decade, people might come up with laws like these because they don’t understand how it affects teachers and students.

Bold emphasis is mine!

With Governor Whitmer at the helm, Michigan’s teachers are going to have a voice. But you can bet Republicans will fight Whitmer, and allies like Polehanki, with every inch.

But thanks to Polehanki, and so many others who got into the game, sane educational goals will have chance to be heard.


Share this!

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Youre so amazing! I do not intend Ive review anything such as this prior to. So great to discover somebody with some initial ideas on this subject. realy thank you for beginning this up. this site is something that is required on the internet, a person with a little creativity. useful task for bringing something brand-new to the net!

  2. Perhaps you should also a put a forum site on your blog to increase reader interaction.`-”..

  3. This really addressed my problem, thank you!

  4. Gris Peg Price cowlynot – Cialis annuafetulse cialis why the bathtubs oneddeptioro buy cialis online canada kayata Cialis Billiger Geworden

  5. Good site! I really love how it is simple on my eyes and the data are well written. I am wondering how I might be notified when a new post has been made. I’ve subscribed to your RSS which must do the trick! Have a great day!

  6. My programmer is trying to convince me to move to .net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the costs. But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using WordPress on a variety of websites for about a year and am anxious about switching to another platform. I have heard very good things about Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress posts into it? Any help would be really appreciated!

  7. We stumbled over here different web address and thought I might as well check things out. I like what I see so now i’m following you. Look forward to looking at your web page repeatedly.

  8. I?d have to consult you below. Which is not something I generally do! I appreciate reading a message that will certainly make people assume. Additionally, many thanks for allowing me to comment!

  9. what is cbd says:

    I love your wp format, where did you get a hold of it?

  10. I just want to say I am newbie to blogging and site-building and absolutely loved you’re web page. Very likely I’m want to bookmark your website . You actually come with tremendous articles. Regards for sharing with us your webpage.

  11. Hello there I am so delighted I found your blog page, I really found you by mistake, while I was searching on Aol for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say many thanks for a marvelous post and a all round exciting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read it all at the minute but I have saved it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a great deal more, Please do keep up the excellent job.

  12. Thanks so much for the post.Much thanks again. Really cialis

  13. Thanks for discussing your ideas. I’d also like to state that video games have been ever before evolving. Better technology and inventions have made it simpler to create realistic and interactive games. Most of these entertainment games were not actually sensible when the concept was first being tried. Just like other designs of electronics, video games too have had to progress via many many years. This is testimony to the fast continuing development of video games.

  14. Free Stuff says:

    I would like to thnkx for the efforts you have put in writing this site. I am hoping the same high-grade blog post from you in the upcoming also. In fact your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own site now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings quickly. Your write up is a great example of it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *