EDUCATION LEADERS RESPOND TO COALITION’S EDUCATOR SURVEY RESULTS

LANSING, MI – The much-anticipated results of The Launch Michigan coalition’s educator survey were released today. The coalition is a diverse alliance of education, labor, business and philanthropic organizations committed to establishing a shared agenda to ensure all Michigan students receive a quality education. Leaders of Michigan’s education organizations said these results help further instruct the ongoing efforts in the education community to address Michigan’s educator shortage. They’ve been hearing the concerns first-hand or anecdotally for years. But now quantitative data validates the state of teacher job satisfaction, as well as sets the framework for effective policy change.

Nearly 17,000 teachers and administrators responded to the survey, which was created to gather insights from educators across Michigan about what is needed to ensure continued development and retention of a quality education workforce in the state’s public schools.

“The survey results validate our focus on educator recruitment and retention in this state,” said Chris Wigent, Executive Director of the Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators. “We look forward to working with our partners to find solutions that will support Michigan educators and ensure that students succeed.”

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