Michigan Teacher Accused of Selling Marijuana to a Minor

Samuel King's picture

James Zwerican, a teacher at a northern Genesee County school, has been placed on leave while police investigate allegations that he sold marijuana to a minor. This is an issue for our society because we can not have leaders of our youth encouraging negative behavior such as this. While Marijuana has been made legal, this does not give the right to citizens to abuse its availability. We must make sure to negatively reinforce this behavior as a society to protect our youth.

https://www.mlive.com/news/flint/2019/10/michigan-teacher-accused-of-selling-marijuana-to-minor.html

Michigan allowing inmates to receive financial aid

Oliver Ginns's picture

Michigan inmates can now receive financial aid for a college education due to a state program expansion. They are now the 18th state that lets inmates do this, as they build on their reputation of being one of the most progressive states in the country. As of now, inmates can get their education from three colleges: Delta College, Jackson College, and Mott Community college.  Along with the program associates, I believe that this program can and will be life-changing for those involved.

Bills would require filtered water in Michigan schools and day cares

Dylan Boilen's picture

This article discusses how Michigan passed a new bill to provide filtered drinking water in all Michigan schools. This bill was introduced earlier today in order to provide all students with fresh water. Since Michigan is filled with unsafe drinking water, this bill, supported by the Michigan Environemtal Council, will improve the safety of students all over Michigan. Why do you think it took so long to get this bill approved? Is there anything more that can be done to further improve the safety of drinking water in schools?

Teacher Retention

Isra Elshafei's picture
PRE-PROPOSAL 1. Media Artifact

Link to media artifact(s) giving background on the issue. Please list the title of the artifact(s) and then make the title(s) a link to the page in the MSC site where the artifact has been posted. You may include media artifacts made by other MSC members, if relevant, even if they are not authors of this proposal.

2020 Ballot Proposals To Have Large Impact on Michigan Schools

Oliver Ginns's picture

This election cycle, there are 3 major proposals on the ballot that are consequential to public schools across the state of Michigan. The first is a renewal of a law that allows schools to allocate additional revenues as they see fit. This money is the source of wage increases for teachers in recent years. It was approved by voters in 2016 but is slated to expire in 2021 if it is not supported by voters. Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti stated he has no worries about this proposal passing.

Counselor Conundrum in Michigan

Naina Mangrulkar's picture

Here's an animation I made! It touches on the issues with school counselors in Michigan and how they aren't mandatory. I hope you enjoy!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/12AkNjTT9trBCL9IxVuroU88qV530GXzq/view?usp=sharing

https://www.michiganradio...

Brianna Sterbenz's picture
https://www.michiganradio.org/post/msu-study-michigan-public-schools-face-nations-sharpest-decline-state-funding

https://www.michiganradio...

Brianna Sterbenz's picture
https://www.michiganradio.org/post/new-bill-would-alter-math-requirements-michigan-high-schoolers This article is about changing Michigan high school math requirements. I think this will be a wonderful change. I have heard feedback from many teachers at my school and students but wonder how all of you feel as you have already graduated and were required to take algebra two in order to graduate. Do you feel like it was a necessary class or could you have spent your time better in a different class?

Michigan Teacher Accused of Selling Marijuana to a Minor

Samuel King's picture

James Zwerican, a teacher at a northern Genesee County school, has been placed on leave while police investigate allegations that he sold marijuana to a minor. This is an issue for our society because we can not have leaders of our youth encouraging negative behavior such as this. While Marijuana has been made legal, this does not give the right to citizens to abuse its availability. We must make sure to negatively reinforce this behavior as a society to protect our youth.

https://www.mlive.com/news/flint/2019/10/michigan-teacher-accused-of-selling-marijuana-to-minor.html

Michigan allowing inmates to receive financial aid

Oliver Ginns's picture

Michigan inmates can now receive financial aid for a college education due to a state program expansion. They are now the 18th state that lets inmates do this, as they build on their reputation of being one of the most progressive states in the country. As of now, inmates can get their education from three colleges: Delta College, Jackson College, and Mott Community college.  Along with the program associates, I believe that this program can and will be life-changing for those involved.

Bills would require filtered water in Michigan schools and day cares

Dylan Boilen's picture

This article discusses how Michigan passed a new bill to provide filtered drinking water in all Michigan schools. This bill was introduced earlier today in order to provide all students with fresh water. Since Michigan is filled with unsafe drinking water, this bill, supported by the Michigan Environemtal Council, will improve the safety of students all over Michigan. Why do you think it took so long to get this bill approved? Is there anything more that can be done to further improve the safety of drinking water in schools?

2020 Ballot Proposals To Have Large Impact on Michigan Schools

Oliver Ginns's picture

This election cycle, there are 3 major proposals on the ballot that are consequential to public schools across the state of Michigan. The first is a renewal of a law that allows schools to allocate additional revenues as they see fit. This money is the source of wage increases for teachers in recent years. It was approved by voters in 2016 but is slated to expire in 2021 if it is not supported by voters. Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti stated he has no worries about this proposal passing.

https://www.michiganradio...

Brianna Sterbenz's picture
https://www.michiganradio.org/post/msu-study-michigan-public-schools-face-nations-sharpest-decline-state-funding

https://www.michiganradio...

Brianna Sterbenz's picture
https://www.michiganradio.org/post/new-bill-would-alter-math-requirements-michigan-high-schoolers This article is about changing Michigan high school math requirements. I think this will be a wonderful change. I have heard feedback from many teachers at my school and students but wonder how all of you feel as you have already graduated and were required to take algebra two in order to graduate. Do you feel like it was a necessary class or could you have spent your time better in a different class?

Michigan Education

Henry Bushell's picture

Michigans students have been performing in the bottom educational third respective to the rest of the country. There is a multitude of factors that generate this poor performance: lack of funding for public schools, lack of qualified teachers in struggling school districts, and economic disadvantages in underprivileged areas. What factors are the most important for Michigan's education system? What can the state change in order to start making educational gains?

Does competition and choice improve schools?

Allison Sparpana's picture

Betsy DeVos visited a Detroit Charter School as a way to show her continued support for school choice. She said that Michigan should offer even more choice in schools, even though there is an abundance of research that suggests having competition for schools in a free-market  actually decreases the quality of schools for many reasons. I think it is extremely important to consider what happens to those students who are left in the public school system. I think in many cases charter schools provide the illusion of choice, but really are unrealistic for students to travel that far.

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Counselor Conundrum in Michigan

Naina Mangrulkar's picture

Here's an animation I made! It touches on the issues with school counselors in Michigan and how they aren't mandatory. I hope you enjoy!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/12AkNjTT9trBCL9IxVuroU88qV530GXzq/view?usp=sharing

Education in Michigan:...

Trey Roy's picture
Education in Michigan: Website, by Trey Roy https://sites.google.com/view/education-problems-in-michigan/funding-right-now

Teacher Retention

Isra Elshafei's picture
PRE-PROPOSAL 1. Media Artifact

Link to media artifact(s) giving background on the issue. Please list the title of the artifact(s) and then make the title(s) a link to the page in the MSC site where the artifact has been posted. You may include media artifacts made by other MSC members, if relevant, even if they are not authors of this proposal.

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