For the past year, the Center for Michigan has been traveling around the state conducting community conversations about the state of pre-K-12 education in Michigan. They are asking What’s working in your community? What needs reform? What ideas can you bring to the table?
In particular, they are especially interested in talking with the CUSTOMERS of our education system: students, parents and families, and employers. They’ve largely been left out of the high pitched debates now going on over education policy. Yet, in important ways, their voices are the most important.
The Grand Rapids Public Library and Michigan Radio will be hosting a Community Conversation on Education at the Main Library on Wednesday, July 25 at 7:00 pm. In this 90 minute session, participants will share their opinions and insights about many of the key issues and choices related to education which impact students within our community. There will also be an opportunity for you to share success stories about what’s working in our local schools to improve student learning. Michigan Radio’s Lindsay Smith with be the moderator. Registration is required for the event.
The Center for Michigan is a “think-and-do” tank founded by Phil Power in early 2006. A 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit organization, The Center’s objective is to cure our unhealthy hyper-partisan political culture and reinvigorate our broken policy apparatus by calling forth a bottom-up, common ground citizens’ agenda for Michigan’s transformation.
Please join us and lend your voice to the future of education in our state.