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Democrats Unveil Education Priorities

Mar 04, 2018

In the face of a growing teacher shortage largely caused by attacks on public education, Michigan Democrats recently unveiled a sweeping plan to restore respect and invest in supports for educators through a variety of avenues – salaries, pensions, health care, and more.

The “TeA+chers for Michigan” education plan introduced recently into the state Senate sets out to reverse Republican-led attacks on teachers and education support professionals in order to improve the state’s ability to attract and retain high-quality educators.

The plan unveiled at a press conference would address some long-held complaints of Michigan school employees by removing the hard cap on health care insurance for all school employees, eliminating MPSERS cost sharing, and amending the tiered teacher evaluation system. 

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