Friday, February 18, 2011

Tough Week for Schools

This has been a difficult week for Michigan's public schools.  It began with the State Superintendent's highly unprofessional remark about Kent County public school superintendents and the subsequent news articles by The Grand Rapids Press that clearly took my remarks out of context. But I've come to expect that from the dying print media.
Worse is Governor Snyder's proposal to radically slash K-12 per pupil funding, even moving some of the dedicated school aid funds to support community colleges and universities.
All I can say is, wow! This is going to force some very difficult decisions resulting in deep program cuts and layoffs. In the end, will it continue to hurt Michigan's comeback?