In lame duck, remember schools

By mcee

The clock is ticking for the Michigan Legislature, with only a few weeks left in its lame-duck session. Lawmakers face numerous issues of importance, such as road funding, but among those are a few outstanding education bills.

Most of these bills have sat in the Legislature for months and have lost momentum. And even though the Republican majority can breathe a little easier now that it has maintained control of both chambers, that’s not a good reason to keep putting off key pieces of education reform.

Here’s what we’d like to see lawmakers tackle before the holidays:

■ A statewide teacher evaluation model. The No. 1 education priority is finally passing a statewide model for evaluating teachers and administrators. A year and a half after a council of experts submitted its recommendations to the Legislature, lawmakers have yet to agree on such a blueprint.

Read the full article from The Detroit News here.