NEWS RELEASE: TCA Applauds Governor Whitmer’s Move to Give Educators a Voice in Policy Development

The Tri-County Alliance for Public Education (TCA) applauded Governor Gretchen Whitmer signing Executive Order 2019–09 today & establishing an Educator Advisory Council that gives educators a long-overdue role in developing public education policies in Lansing.

“I’m grateful that Governor Whitmer has given educators a seat at the table as decisions are being made about the policies that impact our schools, our teachers and our students,” said Dr. George Heitsch, TCA President & Superintendent of Farmington Schools. “This is a tremendous step forward that will help put an end to poorly thought out policies being rushed through the legislative process and instead will ensure they are properly vetted by those who understand their impact best.”


The Tri-County Alliance for Public Education is a coalition of education leaders committed to fighting for strong K-12 schools across Michigan. Comprised of Superintendents from every district in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties, they are collectively responsible for educating over 500,000 students.