Welcome! And thank you for participating in the Community Conversation on the future of education in our state.You are taking part in a statewide dialogue involving thousands of people interested in improving the prospects of success for today’s students – from pre-schoolers to high school seniors, or anywhere in between.
It is an urgent time for you to be heard on these crucial education issues. High-quality education is the basic foundation of a good life. But there are signs that foundation is cracking. Research shows that many students across Michigan have a long way to go if they are going to keep up with their peers across the country and around the world. And, from the state capitol to your local school board meetings, there is intense and growing debate about how best to develop and retain top educators, how and what to teach students, how to measure student success, how much to spend on public education, and how to operate our schools.
In other words, it is a very important time for YOU to speak your mind and be heard.
Before we get started, you may find it helpful to download and review this Education Issue Guide. We will be referring to it throughout the survery.