Michigan public schools earn failing grade

Mar 20, 2016 by

Ingrid Jacques – Michigan residents’ perception of their public schools is far from rosy. In fact, the statewide opinion of K-12 education is downright ugly.

A poll to be released today by Target-Insyght highlights strong dissatisfaction with Michigan’s schools. Here’s a snapshot of what residents think:

■Less than 30 percent believe Michigan’s school-age children have access to or receive the highest quality education possible.

■ Sixty-three percent say it takes more than money to improve education. States that spend roughly the same as Michigan — Minnesota for example — post much higher standardized test results.

■The vast majority (76 percent) believe that education is not a top priority of state government.

■Less than 30 percent feel public high school graduates are prepared for college.

Source: Jacques: Michigan public schools earn failing grade

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