URGENT: Senate hours away from tenure reform Vote

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We are hours away (4-24) from the Michigan senate voting on important legislation to reform Michigan’s antiquated tenure law. The proposed legislation (House Bills: 4625, 4626, 4627 and 4628) provides for fair, responsible and timely protection of a teacher’s due process rights while providing balance and local accountability now absent from the law.

Opponents to this legislation are pulling out all the stops and are pushing an alternative bill (Senate Bill 503). That proposal (SB 503) mandates arbitration through MERC and is nothing more than a last minute gimmick aimed at avoiding a comprehensive strategy to address the inherent flaws in the Michigan tenure law.

Please contact your senator now and urge their support of real reform to the Michigan Tenure Act (House Bills: 4625, 4626, 4627 and 4628). This legislation provides for fair, responsible and timely protection of a teacher’s due process rights, while providing balance and local accountability now absent from the law.

Click here to be directed to contact information for your senator, talking points and bill analysis.

Please act now!

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