According to analyses of national testing data, Michigan students are performing among the bottom 10 percent of states.I have written over 160 post on education -
http://qualityg.blogspot.com/search/label/education - It's really a shame wehn everyone expects a miracle fix and that one change will cure all.
Complex problems require complex solutions. It will be interesting to see what happens when a large amount of third graders will be held back because they can't pass the "Reading" proficiency test.
More than half of Michigan students failed M-STEP literacy exam
Michigan children starting second grade this year will be the first group subject to a 2016 state law requiring students to repeat third grade if their reading performance is too low.
I walked by my children's elementary school today. 30 years ago my son started Kindergarten. I am proud to say my son and daughter both received a valuable education and both have Master's Degrees.
My granddaughter starts Kindergarten today in the state of Washington. I know her parents value education and they both know they can not solely rely on the school to educate their daughter. I have shown my Education Triangle many times but in order for each student to be successful it ust be followed.