Education, Media, Politics

This Ruins the “Failing Schools” Narrative

For what it’s worth, U.S. News & World Report (it used to be a magazine, kids), ranked 9 West Michigan schools in Michigan’s Top 25, including my home away from home for the past 19 years. What’s the criteria, you ask?

The rankings methodology is based on “the key principles that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college-bound, and that it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show the school is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators.”

Yep, we’re failing alright. Somewhere, the Mackinac Center and its statewide mouthpiece the¬†editorial staff of MLive are trying to figure out how to spin this so Governor One Tough Nerd can add more “skunk group” approved, for-profit charter schools.

 

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