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Issues & Ale @ Home: What’s happening to public education?

Issues & Ale @ Home – What’s happening to public education?  
Wed, Feb 23, 2022: 7-8:15 PM
A Michigan Radio Free Virtual Event

For a long time, teachers and school administrators have had to deal with challenges related to lack of funding and classroom size. But now, debates over virtual vs in-person schooling, school mask mandates, as well as a wave of teacher resignations and retirements is making it an even tougher time to be in the education business…or a parent of school age kids.

Join Stateside host April Baer at this live event as she talks with education experts about the challenges and future of public education.

April Baer's panel will include:

  • Lily Altavena - Educational equity reporter for the Detroit Free Press 
  • Nick Gregory - Asst. Principal, Waterford School District 
  • Matinga Ragatz - education consultant, 2011 Michigan Teacher of the Year, 2017 inductee National Teacher Hall of Fame
  • Marquise Taylor - Senior student and President of Black Student Union at Grand Blanc High School 

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    Issues and Ale is an event series from Michigan Radio designed to engage people in conversations about important issues facing Michigan in an informal atmosphere. Your questions are always welcome.

    Suzanne Belanger is a Marketing Associate at Michigan Public, coordinating community and media partnerships, public relations, special events, and more. She started working in radio when she was 14 years old at her hometown station in Delphos, Ohio. Throughout her radio career, she’s worked at a number of stations in Ohio, Florida and Michigan.