Trust teachers with school reform

Aug 25, 2019 by

Michigan’s education system is the perfect storm with declining academic achievement, underfunded schools and a declining teacher pipeline. Although various stakeholders have come together to problem solve, there has remained a missing voice, until now: classroom teachers.

Twenty years ago, Bob Maxfield founded the Galileo Teacher Leadership Institute, helping over 1,000 teachers impact change from the classroom to the district level.

More recently, Maxfield founded Oakland University’s Galileo 3.0 fellowship designed to advance change at the state level. Through this fellowship, we found our voice co-creating Trusted Voices, a grass-roots nonpartisan advocacy group of educators focused on building collaborative partnerships among teachers, administrators and policymakers to offer teacher voices at the policy table.

Source: Opinion: Trust teachers with school reform

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