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

MNTeacher Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 1:26 PM
As a teacher, I am fully aware that most of the people who share my profession are unabashed crooks, but this is a shocking statistic, even given my usually dismal expectations.

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.