Governor Calls for Reinvention of Education

By: AP
By: AP


EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Gov. Rick Snyder says he wants to reinvent education to improve the number of students who are ready for college and get a degree.
Speaking Monday to the Governor's Education Summit at Michigan State University, Snyder said he'll lay out specific changes during an address Wednesday in Detroit.
According to the governor, fewer than 50 percent of Michigan students are proficient in writing across grades 4, 7 and 11, which he said is "not good enough."
Snyder also said hundreds of high schools had no students who were college-ready, judged by the ACT.
He said he wants to work with educators to free up schools and teachers to be their best.
Snyder encouraged educators to work with him to improve the Michigan school system from early childhood education through college.

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  • by anonymous Location: Mason on Apr 26, 2011 at 11:10 AM
    Watch him try to push an agenda in the schools that rewrites history and distorts the constitution. Snyder is a globalist, that should tell you who's side he is on.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 26, 2011 at 09:41 AM
    Kudos to the Governor for tackling another subject that has been off limits for years.
  • by non anonymous on Apr 26, 2011 at 08:37 AM
    He wants an education system that feeds corporations, and chooses your career path for you. Limited choices. Before you know it he will be pushing for company housing. You see, its not your state, its his.
  • by Momateacher on Apr 25, 2011 at 08:24 PM
    Those commenting on this article are making simplistic assumptions about education. The problem is much much deeper than parents, teachers, and spending. A child can fail for many reasons. I am going through problems with a child failing but he barely watches plays or uses any form of technology! There is a combination of resons but I need to look at how to help him now and into the future and I can not do that when people blame me or his school or the budget!!!!! We need to look deeper and start taking responsibility for our part in our child's/students education!!!! Teachers be teachers help those who need extra help and stop blaming parents!!, parents be parents, help the teachers and stop blaming the teachers!!!! parents your children can do wrong and are not perfect, cut them some slack, same thing goes for you teachers... These kids need us to be reasonable and understanding. Life happen, if we stress over it we cannot learn from it!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 25, 2011 at 12:18 PM
    Instead of fighting him, we should take to heart his message and change michigan to the better. I am getting tired of us being compared to each other and not be the target of others to achieve for.
  • by Jeff Location: Haslett on Apr 25, 2011 at 11:58 AM
    Hmmm...he calls for educators to work with him? Seems like he has already guaranteed everyone in education trying to work against him with his short sighted budget, and his parties attacks on teachers as professionals. I will withhold final judgement pending details of what kind of ideas he has for improving education. At the same time, we are just a couple of years into a total reworking and reform of education and curriculum throughout the state with the same goal he sites in this article. The data he is using is based on students that have not had a great deal of their education impacted yet by the new changes. Perhaps we should see how the current changes impact students before coming up with more changes. Especially considering the way schools are going to be gutted in terms or personel and programs due to his budget.
  • by B.M. Location: Lansing on Apr 25, 2011 at 11:45 AM
    Finally! Someone has guts enough to do something to fix this broken system. Time to get back to the "Classical Education" system where BOTH parents AND their children learn. I have the utmost respect for teachers, but the responsibility of educating children begins with THEIR PARENTS, not the teachers! If parents don't care about education and commit to being students themselves, how can they expect their children to be students?! Parents: be the role-models and set a positive example for your kids to follow. Inspire them by your actions, not your words! Lead your children, don't push/force them. Make "learning and education" a lifetime commitment and pursuit, not a chore they can't wait to be done with.
  • by DumAsMe Location: Lansing on Apr 25, 2011 at 11:06 AM
    The governor can help make improvements in education when he calls on PARENTS to help with their kids education. Unfortunately, too many parents are uneducated and allow their kids to spend too much time in front of the TV or playing video games.
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