Hello Legislator, let’s talk. You are on summer recess, hey so are us teachers. Roughly a quarter of your job has to do with passing legislation that controls my job. Isn’t it time we sit down and really talk? I see in the paper that you attend all the local business meetings hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis, and the Rotary club. When are you going to stop by and say hi at the meetings I attend?
Maybe you missed the invites or don’t know that teachers are busy all summer planning for the next year. If you are a Michigan Legislator here is a list of all the summer professional development where you will find many teachers who would love to talk to you. Maybe you could show up at an Edcamp in your district and host a session on educational legal issues or educational policy in action. You could join the educational conversation on twitter and connect with #michED teachers Wednesday’s at 8 pm ET.
Summer is a great time to talk to ALL of your constituents especially teachers. Sure you can stop by schools while in session but we are busy working. Oh also remember that when you are hearing testimony on educational issues: EDUCATORS are busy working so we can’t make it to Lansing for you to hear our voice.
We would love to have you stop by join our conferences, hear our voices like you do the business interests.