Michigan has one of the worst success rates when it comes to turning around failing schools, according to a new report.
The study by the Fordham Institute, an education policy think tank, looked at the lowest-performing public schools in 10 states, including Michigan. The goal of the study was to see if a failing school could improve its test scores over a 5-year period.
Mike Petrilli is the think tank's executive vice president:
"What we see in the study is that Michigan, compared to other states, was reluctant to close low-performing schools, and didn’t have much success in improving these low-performing schools either."