"Real State of Our State" tour coming to Lansing, Detroit and Flint

The Michigan House Democrats are continuing their listening tour throughout Michigan to garner input from citizens on ways improve public education in the face of continued political attacks against teachers and education support staff.

 
"Republicans have repeatedly shown that they put their corporate donors before Michigan residents," said House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel, D-Pontiac. "They handed massive tax giveaways to big corporations and fat-cat CEOs, and paid for them by slashing education funding and raising taxes on middle-class families." 
 
Here's a rundown of events over the next week:
 

Mid-Michigan "Real State of Our State" listening tour
When: Thursday, March 7 at 6 p.m.
Where: Delta Township District Library Elmwood Room, 5130 Davenport Drive in Lansing

 
Detroit "Real State of Our State" listening tour
When: Monday, March 11 at 6 p.m.
Where: Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, 18700 James Couzens Freeway in Detroit
 
 
Tri-Cities "Real State of Our State" listening tour
When: Monday, March 11 at 6 p.m.
Where: Mott Community College M-Tech Center Auditorium, 1401 E. Court St. in Flint
 
 
Members of the State Board of Education are also touring the state to hear citizens' thoughts on issues facing public education. Their next forum, hosted by the Washtenaw Alliance for Education, will be held Monday, March 11 at 6 p.m. at Pioneer High School, 601 W. Stadium Blvd. in Ann Arbor. For more information on that event, contact Liz Margolis at margolis@aaps.k12.mi.us.