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Thu June 23, 2011
A conversation with Former State School Superintendent Tom Watkins (audio)
Governor Rick Snyder outlined a plan to try to turn around the lowest performing schools in the state.
The Education Achievement System would start in the 2012-2013 school year with the lowest performing schools in the Detroit Public School System and would eventually spread out to underperforming schools across the state.
Michigan Radio's Jennifer White spoke with Tom Watkins, Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction about the potential pitfalls and benefits of the EAS plan. Watkins is currently a business and educational consultant in the US and China.
You can hear the interview here: