Lawmakers Weigh Hold-Back Bill

State lawmakers are considering a bill that would hold back third-grade students who don't pass the reading portion of their MEAP tests.

The bill is designed to make reading a top priority for schools and students but opponents say it's an unfair and unreasonable benchmark.

If the measure were in place last year, roughly one-third of all Michigan third graders would have been held back.

News 10's Lorne Fultonberg talked to the state board of education and will have a full report tonight at eleven.


WILX.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 234646681