During this National Education Week, Governor Granholm is showcasing some of the successes in Michigan schools. This comes on the heels of President Obama’s call for a longer school year and higher standards for teachers and students.Speaking on MSNBC, Granholm says since 2005, when the state began raising the education bar for students, districts have seen dramatic improvements.
“We have seen the math and reading test scores increase in every single grade. The drop out rate has gone from 15% to 11%, just in the two years that we have every high schooler now taking a college prep curriculum,” Granholm stated.
When speaking about her appointee, Detroit Public Schools emergency financial manager Robert Bobb, Granholm notes that Bobb is already making reforms, “He has made a huge amount of reforms in Detroit Public Schools, which have had the worst test scores in the nation, (Bobb) has closed down fifty-nine schools, fifty-one new principles that he has put in, just in the past two years.”
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