NOTE: I'm reposting this diary for two reasons: 1) to make the title URL more appropriate for republication on other websites (this was a request of a commentator in the first diary), and 2) because I've added a whole bunch of additional information, including a detailed phone script and sample email to help guide Michigan residents when contacting their representatives/senators on these bills.
Hyperbole? Hair on Fire? Sky is Falling?
If you or anyone you know and care about live in Michigan, or if you care whatsoever about the public school system in this country--or, for that matter, education of our children in general--I urge you, in the strongest possible terms, to read up on Michigan State House Bills 6004 & 5923, and State Senate Bills 1358 & 620.
If you think I'm over-hyping this issue, read the following letter, posted earlier today on the