Every child in the state of Michigan has the right to rise to the highest level of education he/she can achieve. We, as legislators, have the responsibility of making sure that education is unimpeded and promotes understanding of the laws of nature and the benefits of critical thinking. We must make sure that learning resources are available, appropriate, and free from mismanagement. We must make sure students and teachers are safe with no compromise.
Public schools should never have to sacrifice their purposes due to unfair budgetary restrictions or redistribution of funding towards sources that do not provide appropriate educational framework.
Private schools have a right to pursue their own educational agendas so long as they meet the basic educational milestones mandated by a fair State. Private and Charter schools have an obligation to providing opportunity to the typically underserved should they pursue government funding for their educational endeavors and framework. Private and Charter Schools have a right to pursue funding through private sources that wish to support those schools’ endeavors.
Bloomfield Hills, Lake Orion, Auburn Hills, Oakland County, and the surrounding areas have schools that are doing wonderful work, and that must always be preserved. Of course, Schools should always introspectively ask themselves what they can do better, what needs more attention, and how are the needs of the underserved being addressed and met. This is a continuous process, and truly great educators never rest from evaluation and re-evaluation as times and resources change.