Lansing Debates The Future of Michigan’s Education

School Cuts

We invite you to join News Talk 760 WJR Tuesday night, October 13 at 7 for a discussion on the fight in Lansing to save Michigan’s educational funding as school cuts continue to be front and center in the legislature’s efforts to reach a budget accord.

Amidst a temporary 30-day budget extension, Michigan lawmakers are continuing to re-examine school funding, and on our next program we’ll talk with State Senator Gretchen Whitmer, State Representative and former teacher Jennifer Haase, National Education Association Chief Economist Dr. Richard Sims and Michigan Education Association Director of Communications Doug Pratt to get an update on the negotiations and discuss how these potential cuts could affect the future of our state and its public education system.  In and out of the classroom, proposed cuts in Lansing could have a devastating effect on our economy, a return to larger classrooms, a shakeup in your child’s school year and an end to the Michigan Promise scholarship.

It will be all discussed on our next edition of The Voices of Michigan Education, 7 p.m., October 13 on WJR 760 in Detroit and Saturday, October 17 across the state (see stations listed on the right of this page).