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The Most Important Issue Facing Our Schools

December 20, 2013

Major issues facing public education range from the policy level to classroom practice. Achievement disparities, graduation rates, poverty, standardized education reform, changes in public school funding, online education, teacher evaluations, equal access to quality schools, teacher quality and retention all impact the profession.  Improving student achievement is not possible unless we retain, support and develop quality teachers.

Topic: Community, MTOY, Teaching

Overcoming the 'Ferris Bueller' Stereotype of Teaching

October 20, 2013

Michigan teachers are among the finest in the nation, but the media attention given to public education recently has been far from flattering. The public does not view our teachers in a positive light. From Proposal 2’s Freedom-to-Work last fall to failing school districts and emergency managers, it sure can look to the public like teachers are not living up to public expectations.

Topic: Community, MTOY, Teaching

Chicken – and Grease – and Fire – OH MY!

September 18, 2013

Here at Ranch Meemic, buckaroos, troubles are a’brewin.’ Kitchen fires here, busted pipes there and fender benders all around, it’s like havin’ a burr under your saddle. Lucky for our members, Meemic’s got Risk Wrangler Rita! A powerful woman, strong as steel and blessed with the wisdom of Solomon, she’s ready to take on your toughest insurance claims questions and offer a little safety advice along the way. Gather around the campfire every month for a new Rita rescue. In this story, Rita rustles up some kitchen safety advice for a greenhorn who ended up on the dark side of a chicken.

Topic: Home, Safety

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