Lou Steigerwald, Ed. S.

  • School Superintendent in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
  • Plant Wrangler/Gardener
  • Middling Gamer
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Opinion | Oxford shooting: Don’t blame high school for following state rules

“As a superintendent in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, I am concerned that school officials in Oxford may be judged unfairly, considering the laws and regulations that cover Michigan’s schools.

It was inevitable that, following the horrific shooting in Oxford High School, that a search for folks and systems to blame would begin…”

Read this guest commentary published on Bridge Michigan

Pension Plan Deceptions and DeVos Diversions

Michigan’s Republican governor and its Republican legislature are at odds over finalizing the state budget for upcoming fiscal year. The main hangup for pols is the state teacher retirement system and whether the current system should be maintained or turned into a 401k styled plan. Politicians favoring the 401k system are falsely arguing that Michigan cannot maintain the current system. Taxpayers should not be fooled. Republican leaders are following the marching orders given to them by the mega-donating DeVos family.

Letters to Congressional Leadership

Democracy needs everyone’s participation. I wrote similar letters to Sen. McConnell and Speaker Ryan:

Dear Senator McConnell,

I am writing you today to call on you to fulfill your oath of office to protect and uphold our Constitution. The conflicts of interest on display by President Trump and members of his administration are flagrant, alarming, and dangerous to our nation and all of its citizens.

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