Michigan is at great crossroads – a historic moment when our citizens and leaders must choose whether we will take advantage of major new opportunities to become a top state economically and educationally once again – or face a continued and dramatic decline that will relegate the state and its citizens to global backwater status. The path we take during the next five years will be critical in determining which destination we reach.
Research shows that the most effective path for a state to boost the long-term economic well-being of its people is to invest in improvements in education.
Today, Michigan’s K-12 system is among the weakest in the country and getting worse. Now is the time to make Michigan a top ten education state for every Michigan student.
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