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Teachers Bail on Michigan Kids Who Can't Read at Their Grade Level

DWinch Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 2:31 PM
Those poor kids will have to go home and let their parents teach them how to read. Which is where they should of been from day one!
coveyrise Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 2:39 PM
Well in some cases that might sounds like a good idea but in Detroit their parents can't read either.

Many Michigan schools are closed today as hundreds of teachers converge on the Capitol in Lansing to protest Michigan right-to-work legislation which was just passed by Republicans and is headed to Governor Snyder's desk. As CNSNews points out, many teachers from Detroit are in Lansing today while their students are struggling to read at home.

In the public schools in Detroit, Mich., according to the U.S. Department of Education, only 7 percent of the eighth graders are grade-level proficient or better in reading.

Remember: it's all about the kids.