Michigan: A Blueprint for Education?

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MI: A Blueprint for Education?

First announced in Governor Rick Snyder’s January 2016 State of the State address, the 21st Century Commission has been working diligently at an educational blueprint for Michigan. The final report on charting the edu-journey for Betsy Devos’s home state, and it is a hefty 146 pages. I’ve read it so that you don’t have to. Buckle up, boys and girls.

Who Created This Thing?

The commission was headed up by Dr. Thomas Haas, President of Grand Valley University. Members included some folks from industry and business, some school superintendents (including the Grand Rapids super), some charter school folks, some state board of education members, representatives from AFT Michigan and the Michigan Education Association, and some assorted bureaucrats. Oh, and one lone classroom teacher (Matt Oney…

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