From our very own advocacy officer comes a great opinion piece – let your voice be heard by sharing your story at the link below.
Michigan schools must stop ignoring gifted education: Opinion. Michigan’s School Finance Research Collaborative, currently touted as the preferred roadmap for increased school funding and distribution of those funds, only studied special and regular education. It completely ignored education for advanced and gifted learners. Why does that matter? School funding is both an education issue and a national security issue. Gifted education is not currently on our legislative or state government administrative radar, but if it becomes apparent only in the future, it will be too late to fix. Bridge
The need for advocacy on behalf of Michigan’s gifted student population continues to be a top priority of the Michigan Association for Gifted Children. Whether you’re a parent new to the world of gifted needing assistance in your local school district (download Parent Roadmap.pdf), seeking information from the State Department of Education (http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-5373—,00.html ), or looking for articles and quotes to use in your own advocacy efforts (Featured Articles), the Michigan Association for Gifted Children is here to help!
To contact the Advocacy Chair, please email [email protected]. For information on the State of Michigan’s gifted education policy and funding, please go to: http://www.davidsongifted.org/db/state_policy_michigan_10023.aspx.
You may also want to read a letter about advocacy in Michigan from our Advocacy Officers.
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