The Michigan state Senate passed the so-called "tenure bills" (HB4625-28, called the "Teacher Quality Package" by supporters), with a handful of small changes to the committee versions, in an evening session tonight (30 June). The bills were sent to the House, which suspended rules requiring a day's wait and approved the bills as passed by the Senate. The bill package will now go straight to Governor Snyder.
Clearly, the next effort will have to be influencing the new government commission charged with developing evaluation standards to do so in a way that benefits children rather than enacting half-baked, technocratic priorities.
All this and more, coming soon at the Michigan Parents for Schools site: http://mipfs.org
Thank you for your interest and your commitment to quality education!