Press Release

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (February 24, 2011) – “Detroit’s devastating results on the science portion of the National Assessment of Educational Progress underscore the importance of thoughtful policymaking as state and city leaders seek to address the Detroit Public Schools’ urgent financial crisis. Any pathway forward must make student achievement a top priority and should be focused on proven, researched-based strategies for improving student learning.

“But Detroit isn’t alone. Many Michigan districts face similar fiscal and academic challenges. We need state leadership to find sustainable, comprehensive plans for the future to help all of our young people – particularly low-income students and students of color – achieve at high levels.”