Spalding Co-Authors Commentary in Bridge

Teacher quality, student poverty data ignored

Audrey Spalding, director of education policy, is co-author of a commentary about the need for a statewide system for measuring student growth that recently ran in Bridge Magazine, a publication from The Center for Michigan.

The authors suggest a system that takes into account teacher effectiveness and the socio-economic status of students.

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The other authors include Amber Arellano, executive director of Education Trust-Midwest; Teresa Weatherall Neal, Grand Rapids Public School superintendent; Michael Rice, Kalamazoo Public Schools superintendent; Ray Telman, executive director of the Middle Cities Education Association; Jon Felske, Muskegon Public Schools superintendent; and Harrison Blackmond, state director of Democrats for Education Reform.

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