Michigan's economy may be pulling itself up and out of the Great Recession.
But our schools are still mired in an "education recession" and all of our children are paying the price.
That's the finding of the newest state of Michigan education report from The Education Trust-Midwest.
It's an eye-opening exercise to see how our state's schools and student performance compare to two states that are powering ahead in the national assessment: Massachusetts and Tennessee.
What lessons can Michigan learn from those two states?
The co-author of the new education report, Amber Arellano of The Education Trust-Midwest, joined us today.
Listen to the full interview above.