WATCH NEWS 10 TONIGHT AT 5PM TO HEAR FROM GOVERNOR RICK SNYDER AS HE ADDRESSES EDUCATORS FROM AROUND MICHIGAN.
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.