Marquette, MI – August 17, 2020 – State Senator Ed McBroom joined Mark & Walt in the Morning today to talk about the bipartisan “Return To Learn” package of bills moving in the state legislature intended to provide K-12 schools districts in Michigan guidelines for re-opening with face-to-face instruction this fall and why he voted against it.
The legislation calls for the mandatory 180-day school year to be dropped but teachers will still have to work that amount of time. In addition, students would take an assessment test in the first nine weeks of the year. School Boards will have to meet monthly with the community to outline the plans that are in place. School counts will include 75-percent of the attendance from last year and 25-percent from this year.
McBroom said the plan is full of unrealistic and unnecessary goals and measures and was created by people who know very little about the actual process of teaching in a classroom.
-mediaBrew Communications News