FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017
Tri-County Alliance issues statement on Pavlov’s bill to repeal “failing schools” law
LANSING, Mich. — The Tri-County Alliance for Public Education today issued a statement about Senator Phil Pavlov’s announcement to introduce a bill that would repeal the “failing schools” law:
“Frontline educators strongly support the common-sense repeal of this law and would like to thank Sen. Pavlov for his lengthy study of this issue,” said Mark A. Burton, Executive Director of the Tri-County Alliance for Public Education. “Efforts to improve schools using this law have largely led to a confusing and irrational bureaucracy of red tape, with no demonstrable successes. Such efforts have also unfortunately clouded the good work that happens every day throughout many challenged schools across the state. We look forward to working with Sen. Pavlov and his colleagues on a more rational law that uses research-based, rather than experimental, approaches to school improvement and allows parents and communities to continue being involved in their schools.”
The Tri-County Alliance for Public Education is a coalition of education leaders committed to fighting for strong K-12 schools across Michigan. Comprised of Superintendents from every district in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties, they are collectively responsible for educating nearly 600,000 students (approximately 40 percent of the statewide K-12 population).