Project Description

‘History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children.’
-Nelson Mandela

Paula Herbart, president of Michigan Education Association and Co-Chair of Launch Michigan. Launch Michigan’s objective is to create a compelling plan and path forward for Michigan education that it would transcend any leadership change at the highest level of state government. Small dreams inspire no one and this certainly isn’t small.

Paula, Phil, and Gerry discuss the broken funding models, accountability and the need for problem-solvers, not problem-spotters.

Their conversations aren’t always easy, but Launch Michigan firmly believes it is possible to make meaningful and lasting change for our students and for our own future. Fair isn’t equal and ALL students have different needs –> funding is one of the ways that every child can be provided with the tools for success.