MASSP has been fortunate to have a long-standing partner in Lisa Swem, attorney with the Thrun Law Firm. After every session we offer with Lisa the feedback is always the same – people love her down-to-earth approach and find her to be extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We anticipate that the Spring Law Update on April 18th in Lansing will be top notch as always!
The Detroit News recently published an excellent editorial in support of the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) entitled Michigan Kids Deserve a Strong Educational Foundation.
Since the adoption of the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC), students throughout the state of Michigan have taken multiple pathways to earn the required credits necessary to graduate from high school. Some schools have been very strict in their interpretation and adherence to the MMC, including the requirement of 4 years of math in high school regardless of credits earned in middle school and limited use of the personal curriculum process.
The House Education Committee took testimony on Wednesday about a bill (HB 4276), introduced by Rep. Tom McMillin (R-Rochester Hills), that would rescind the State Board of Education's 2010 decision to adopt the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Many of the people who testified were invited by the sponsor of the bill, Rep. Tom McMillin (R-Rochester Hills) and were opposed to the Common Core. MASSP and other supporters of the CCSS spoke in support of the standards.
A bill to codify the Education Achievement Authority (EAA) has passed the State House. The bill, HB 4369, now moves to the Senate. The legislation was heavily amended on the House floor to garner the votes needed for passage.