A Green New Deal - Public Education

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Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  The state must properly fund K-12 education.

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  All children are deserving of a proper education.  The state must bring all school districts up to an equitable dollar amount immediately.

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  We have a looming crisis in our state of a teacher shortage.  The longstanding attack on professional educators has resulted in low numbers of graduates with teaching certificates, a high number of graduates leaving the state, and a substitute teacher shortage.

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  There must be a limit on the number of children in a K-12 classroom per teacher.

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  This should vary by age, with understanding that lower class sizes in the K-2 age is as important as college opportunities at the high school level.

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  We must teach comprehensive sex education that includes understanding consent.

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  The current Snyder administration is arguing in court that the state does not need to provide literacy to children.  This is disgraceful and an unacceptable approach to public education.

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  There must be proper checks in place for children who are homeschooled, including annual wellness checks, access to local after school activities and electives (ie: art, music, etc.), and testing requirements.

 

Charter Schools

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  There must be an end to charter schools.

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  There must be an end to school of choice.

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  On the countywide level, specialty schools for STEAM/STEM, the Arts, and trades should be offered.

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Counties that choose to have these specialty schools should then have a publicly elected school board for accountability.

 

Higher Education

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  We need to make public colleges and universities free to any Michigander who wants to further their education.  The entire state should be a "promise zone".

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  We must ensure that we are training future welders as much as future doctors.  We need to continue to build and strengthen partnerships between both K-12 and higher education platforms to encourage more participation and job training in the skilled-trade industries.  Specifically focused on "jobs of tomorrow" and skilled trades.  

 

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Watch Jennifer's LIVE Fireside Chat on Public Education!

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Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Send your questions and comments to platform@kurland4mi.com Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png

 

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