Michigan Parents Honor Senator Pavlov with Golden Apple Award for Work on Education Reform

LANSING, Mich.—“A” grades are not only earned in the classroom. In the case of State Sen. Phil Pavlov (R-St. Clair Township) an “A” grade was earned this session at the State Capitol in the subject of education reform.

Today, parent members of the Michigan Chapter of Public School Options.org presented Sen. Pavlov with the group’s Golden Apple Award for “legislative courage in fighting to provide Michigan students with the opportunity for a great education.”

“Education reform is always something politicians talk about at election time,” said Brian Kevelin, a member of the board for the Michigan Chapter from Warren. “When it comes to Senator Pavlov, his commitment to education reform and supporting parents wasn’t talk. He backed up his words with actions, votes and leadership, and, as parents, we are grateful.”

In recognizing the work of Sen. Pavlov, who chairs the Senate Education Committee, Michigan parent leaders of Public School Options.org cited efforts to:

        •    Increase funding to local schools through best practice incentives;

        •    Empower parents with more choices;

        •    Reform state spending on education; and,

        •    Ensure effective teachers are in the classroom through ground-breaking tenure reform legislation.

“I’m honored to receive this award for something I believe in so passionately,” Sen. Pavlov said. “Reform is never finished, and I’ll keep fighting for better educational opportunities for each Michigan student.”

The Michigan Chapter of Public School Options.org is an organization founded by parents who are dedicated to supporting and defending public school options in Michigan.  www.publicschooloptions.org/michigan