EDUCATION: Proposals could harm Michigan students – Traverse City Record Eagle


EDITOR’S NOTE: Because of a production error, part of this article was omitted in Friday’s Record-Eagle. It is reprinted here in its entirety.

Whatever you think about President-elect Donald Trump, it’s clear that he has signaled a dramatically new direction for the role of the U.S. government in public education — one that will push ever-more decisions to the states.

That means the importance of state-level leadership and policymaking will grow dramatically this year. And it means Gov. Rick Snyder, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and state legislators have both an enormous responsibility and an opportunity to make sure their work is focused on the most pressing K-12 issues of the year — and advancing an equity and…



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