The Network for Public Education endorses Sherry Gay-Dagnogo
The Network for Public Education is proud to endorse Sherry Gay-Dagnogo
for Michigan State Representative in House Distrtct 8.
Sherry Gay-Dagnogo was a middle school science teacher for 7 years. She has worked in city government and as a community organizer.
Here’s what Gay-Dagnogo has to say on testing:
“Our children are over tested in America. We are not allowing our children to learn through exploration and discovery. Rigid test requirements limits authentic learning and causes competition, cheating, and other compromising behavior by adults.”
Sherry Gay-Dagnogo is opposed to using merit pay tied to student test scores.
Merit pay “unjustly penalizes teachers within districts with student’s that have high rates of absence, transient population, and students with learning challenges that have not been properly supported and addressed by their individualized academic plans.”
Gay-Dagnogo wants Congress to hold Hearings on Testing
“I wholeheartedly support Congressional Hearings on the adverse impact of testing, the irreparable harm to children and the culture of cheating it fosters.”
Sherry is a first generation high school and college graduate. As a teacher, she advocated for increased parent involvement. Her son is a graduate of DPS. Endorsements include Mayor Mike Dugan and the Michigan Education Association. She says, “”Providing all children a great education has become increasingly difficult with a national agenda which seeks to privatize education for profit. Education has become very politicized and decisions are made by people who lack the insight needed to truly advance academic achievement which really places students first.”
Sherry understands that Michigan schools need to improve. Her proposals to protect and improve public education are based on proven strategies–
Make greater investments in early childhood;
Empower and properly train and support great teachers;
Increase parent engagement;
Class size reduction.
Two things you can do to support Sherry Gay-Dagnogo:
Today, donate “$8 for HD8″ at dagnogo4detroit.com
Tuesday, Vote for Sherry Gay-Dagnogo
The Network for Public Education joins parents and teachers and community leaders throughout LD 8 who know Sherry Gay-Dagnogo is the best candidate for the job. Please support Sherry on Tuesday!
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