CLINTON TOWNSHIP (WWJ) – The State Board of Education is giving parents a chance to gripe about school reform this week with hearings at several colleges and universities.

WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick says the state Board of Education decided after some debate and a vote to hold the community meetings. Skubick says the board is likely to hear, among other education issues, a lot of concerns regarding recent budget cuts. On Saturday, thousands of demonstrators took to the steps of the capitol in Lansing to voice their concerns on school budget cuts.

Skubick says the state Board of Education takes pride in being bipartisan and hopes to be a part of the solution to the problems facing education. He adds that, in fact, many of the reforms that the governor put forward were actually instituted by the state board.

Parents are invited to attend a hearing set for Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm at Macomb Community College’s Center Campus in Clinton Township.


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