Newly-elected Michigan school board president Pamela Pugh wants to close education gaps for students
Pugh wants to raise the compensation and respect for teachers and school staff.
Democrat Pamela Pugh was elected as president of the Michigan school board earlier this week. The public health expert and environmental health consultant was first elected to the board in 2014, and was most recently its vice president.
Pugh joined Detroit Today to discuss how she would work closely with the Michigan Department of Education to see many of her legislative priorities — including gun control, free lunches and expanded school funding — are enacted in the state.
“Obviously, our children took a great loss by not being able to come together because of the pandemic.” — Pamela Pugh, Michigan Board of Education president
Listen: What Michigan’s school board is doing to close education gap among students
Pamela Pugh was elected president of the Michigan’s board of education Tuesday. She says the pandemic took a toll on students, teachers and families.
“Obviously, our children took a great loss by not being able to come together because of the pandemic,” says Pugh.
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