ROYAL OAK, Mich. (January 22, 2013) - The Education Trust-Midwest applauds the Center for Michigan for gathering public sentiment on how to best improve education in Michigan. CFM’s report, released today, slices through the myriad education reform packages in Lansing to reveal the education strategies that Michigan residents most value – as well as strategies they appear to largely reject.
The year-long study revealed an overwhelming public mandate for giving public school teachers stronger training, feedback and support so they can improve in the classroom. Nearly nine-in-10 state residents said that supporting teachers was “important” or “crucial” to improving K-12 education in Michigan. More than 7,500 diverse residents from across Michigan took part in the study, participating in more than 250 community conversations and two large-sample polls.