QUALITY EDUCATION

Quality education is a human right. Historically, Detroit schools have been left to make the best out of a bad situation due to lack of equitable funding for our schools. Our children deserve the same educational opportunities as those who live in more affluent school districts. I aim to ensure our children receive an equitable education, no matter where they live. I will continue to advocate for our students to receive equity in our schools.

In an effort to achieve equity in education I have introduced the following bills…

  • House Bill 4480: would provide $94 million for literacy funding for Detroit Public Schools.
    • This bill would make good on Governor Whitmer’s promise to fund literacy efforts in Detroit Public Schools. Last year, the state settled the “right-to-read” lawsuit brought by the City of Detroit, in which, Governor Whitmer asked the Legislature to approve funding in the amount of $94.4 million towards literacy efforts in Detroit schools. This bill acts on her request and provides the proper appropriations so that Detroit students can finally receive the resources they need.
    • This is a picture of myself speaking at my press conference urging our Michigan’s congress to vote on this bill.

  • House Bill 4932: would amend the state curriculum to include 21st century courses.
    • 21st century courses are designed to improve a student’s critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication, information and media literacy, technology literacy, flexibility, leadership, initiative, productivity, and social skills. It has been shown that these skills are necessary for our future generations to be able to succeed past school, and I believe that it is important for us to equip our students with the best skills and opportunities possible.
  • House Bill 5122: would require a school district, intermediate school district, or public-school academy to employ or contract at least 1 school psychologist and 1 school social worker.
    • Presently, the school district, intermediate school district, and public-school academies lack counseling services to pupils. Ensuring our students have access to mental health professionals during school hours would improve their learning environment and will encourage them utilize various resources while developing effective behavioral health habits.

Quality education is a human right. Historically, Detroit schools have been left to make the best out of a bad situation due to lack of equitable funding for our schools. Our children deserve the same educational opportunities as those who live in more affluent school districts. I aim to ensure our children receive an equitable education, no matter where they live. I will continue to advocate for our students to receive equity in our schools.

In an effort to achieve equity in education I have introduced the following bills…

  • House Bill 4480: would provide $94 million for literacy funding for Detroit Public Schools.
    • This bill would make good on Governor Whitmer’s promise to fund literacy efforts in Detroit Public Schools. Last year, the state settled the “right-to-read” lawsuit brought by the City of Detroit, in which, Governor Whitmer asked the Legislature to approve funding in the amount of $94.4 million towards literacy efforts in Detroit schools. This bill acts on her request and provides the proper appropriations so that Detroit students can finally receive the resources they need.
    • This is a picture of myself speaking at my press conference urging our Michigan’s congress to vote on this bill.

  • House Bill 4932: would amend the state curriculum to include 21st century courses.
    • 21st century courses are designed to improve a student’s critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication, information and media literacy, technology literacy, flexibility, leadership, initiative, productivity, and social skills. It has been shown that these skills are necessary for our future generations to be able to succeed past school, and I believe that it is important for us to equip our students with the best skills and opportunities possible.
  • House Bill 5122: would require a school district, intermediate school district, or public-school academy to employ or contract at least 1 school psychologist and 1 school social worker.
    • Presently, the school district, intermediate school district, and public-school academies lack counseling services to pupils. Ensuring our students have access to mental health professionals during school hours would improve their learning environment and will encourage them utilize various resources while developing effective behavioral health habits.
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SHRI THANEDAR FOR STATE REP

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SHRI THANEDAR FOR STATE REP

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