“It takes time to make reform work,” says state schools chief

Mar 22, 2018

School bus parking lot in Holland, Michigan.
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State school superintendent Brian Whiston recently announced he's going on medical leave after being diagnosed with liver cancer.

Whiston believes he has put the programs in place to reverse the downward spiral of student scores, and he also has a plea aimed at state lawmakers.

Whiston joined Stateside to discuss the current state of Michigan schools, the reasons behind the state’s struggles, his ideas for experimentation in state testing and curriculum, and his “Top 10 in 10” vision to elevate Michigan’s education system to being a nationwide leader.

Listen above.

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