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Snyder’s Education Achievement System Unveiled

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Governor Rick Snyder
Governor Rick Snyder

DETROIT, MI (WKZO) -- Governor Snyder has unveiled his plans to improve the worst performing schools in Michigan, and he borrows an idea from Kalamazoo for part of it. Snyder calls it the Education Achievement System.  It will put the ultimate power of running each school in the hands of the principal, who would hire his or her own teachers and staff, with a lot more money poured into each failing school.  It will be tried out first in Detroit.

Snyder wants to collect enough private money to do a version of the Kalamazoo Promise in Detroit Schools, guaranteeing two years of college at first, and maybe 4 years later. 

The EAS will apply to underperforming schools in Detroit for the 2012-2013 school year and expand to cover the bottom 5% of schools in the rest of the state after that.

Schools will remain in the EAS until they show marked progress for their students. Then they'll have a choice to either stay in the EAS or return to their public school system.

 

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