Michigan For Public Education

Michigan For Public Education (formerly the Michigan Public Education Task Force) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization comprised of individuals and organizations advocating for and promoting public schools.

Mission Statement

To promote, defend and advocate for a quality education for each child.

We vow to:

  • Uphold Article 8, Section 2 of the Michigan Constitution which states: "The legislature shall maintain and support a system of free public and elementary schools as defined by law. Every school district shall provide for the education of its pupils without discrimination as to religion, creed, race, color or national origin."
  • Preserve the First Amendment separation of religion and state in the public schools.
  • Defend public education when it is wrongly attacked. Present a truthful understanding of public schools through the use of relevant and accurate data.

The membership consists of organizations and individuals who support the purpose of MFPE. Each member organization shall appoint a representative to attend meetings and report activities to its membership.

MFPE most often meets quarterly on the first Friday or Monday of the month (March, June, September, December) from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Meetings alternate between the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Greater Detroit Section in Southfield and a location in the Lansing area.

MFPE membership includes access to the MFPE Listserve.