Michigan Common Core school standards face political headwinds in GOP

Tim Skubick, MLive, May 15, 2013 at 6:30 AM
“I’m concerned about control coming from the federal government.”

Many moons ago, the quality of education you got in a Michigan school was pretty much determined by your ZIP code. One in Bloomfield Hills brought decidedly better schooling than one in Ontonogan – no offense to the good folks up there.

Then lawmakers, fearing the courts might stick their judicial nose into this inequity, got off their behinds and labored to raise up the lower schools with more state aid while financially sitting on the really good schools until the others caught up. Continue reading