Date: Wednesday, June 19
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Capitol Lawn
Confirmed speakers: Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (Senate Minority Leader); Sen. Bert Johnson (D-Highland Park); Rep. Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids); John Austin (President, State Board of Education); Thomas Pedroni (Associate Professor, Curriculum Studies & Critical Policy Sociology - Wayne State Univ); Betsy Coffia (Save Michigan's Public Schools); K-12 Students Representing School Districts Around Michigan; Master of Ceremonies will be Tony Trupiano (Progressive Talk Radio Show Host/Night Shift with Tony Trupiano)
Save Michigan's Public Schools has created a Facebook "event" for the rally. More than 160 have already confirmed.
Save Michigan’s Public Schools is a non-partisan grassroots network of concerned citizens. Our goal is to connect parents, students, educators and communities across Michigan and raise awareness of threats to public education.
We believe a free, quality public education is the cornerstone of a democratic society. We believe every child in Michigan deserves access to equal and excellent educational opportunities through public education. We believe public education must be locally-controlled, fully-funded, delivered by highly qualified professional teachers, and devoid of corporate involvement.
To this end, we support policymakers and public officials who reject the corporate, profit-motivated takeover of public schools, massive school closures, and meaningless high-stakes testing. We support wise policies and laws that forward sound, research-based, evidence-based solutions to support and improve our existing public school system.