The upcoming school year will be unlike any other in our state’s history and the difficulty is creating some major hurdles for education. Michiganders have always been innovative and creative people, so now, we must apply innovation and creativity to the challenge of teaching our children in this new environment.

Parental choice must be at the center of any school plan. One creative in-person schooling option could be “learning pads.” You can read more about this concept in my Detroit News column below.

After reading my column, I need your feedback – whether you’re a parent, student, teacher or administrator. Your input matters, because it’s going to take all of us working together to make sure our children receive the best education possible in this year unlike any other.


Lana Theis

Learning Pads