This week on a special edition repeat of Michigan Matters, Host Carol Cain and Chief Videographer Paul Pytlowany travel to Mackinac Island for the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 33rd annual Mackinac Policy Conference.
There was much attention paid to serious issues like education, politics and the economy –but there were some lighter moments, too.
Controversial education reformer Michelle Rhee says there are hundreds of thousands of wonderful teachers in America who do “heroic” work. But that doesn’t mean ineffective teachers shouldn’t be identified and fired.
The former head of Washington D.C. schools lashed out at the long-standing practice of laying off teachers based on seniority, or “last in, first out”.