Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The MEA Scholarship

If you have a student heading to a Michigan college or is currently enrolled in one, take time during winter break to check out this scholarship opportunity.

Go to
Select Grants & Awards, then MEA Scholarship.

A description of the scholarship is available as well as the scholarship application. The scholarship deadline is February 12, 2010.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Race to the Top??

Many of us are alarmed by the recent "Race to the Top" push by our state and national governments. Take a moment to check out the following websites:

One of the forms districts are being asked to sign has a letter attached from Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan. One portion of the letter reads "Because the USED had accelerated the application process for states, we cannot provide you all the details of the state's plan at this time . . . We understand that you will be taking a leap of faith with this agreement . . . " They're asking districts to sign a "contract" before knowing the details. Do you know a single lawyer on the planet that would encourage his client to do such a thing? Visit the websites. Be an informed educator!