DETROIT (WWJ) – Don’t miss WWJ’s live webcast of the Michigan Education Association’s Education Reform Symposium for educators, parents and policymakers.

These folks will converge at the Sheraton Novi Hotel Monday for a symposium to address issues critical to advancing public education in Michigan.

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Gary Miron is Professor of Education at Western Michigan University, he spoke with WWJ about the importance of gathering to discuss these issues.

“The purpose of getting together, this has been planned for some time, come together and talk about key issues that face the state,” Miron says.

Miron notes that one of the key issues facing the state is charter schools and how they are run by for profit management companies.

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“I think it is increasingly important today, especially looking at what’s happening in Wisconsin and other states, where teachers are, to use a word that was popular in the ’80s, bashed and criticized for things, some things that are outside their control,” says Miron. 

Plan to join education experts from around the nation, along with legislators and administrators, for a discussion of two major areas of education reform crucial to Michigan – teacher quality and school choice.

WATCH LIVE – Monday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., right here at

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You can click on our link here to see the full list of speakers and to get to the link for the webcast.