Analyzing the Failure of the Detroit Public Schools Community District

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Analyzing the Failure of the Detroit Public Schools Community District

I wanted to bring to light the issues that this proposal discusses because I think it is extremely important and tends to be over looked as many of us have received a proper k-12 education that has allowed us to attend this prestigious university today. I want to applaud Ryan, as I believe that his proposal is extremely well written and informative. It is evident that a lot of time and effort has been put into its creation, and I have really enjoyed watching it grow and change over the progression of this class. I think that the consultations were strategically chosen and really help further your issue. In addition, I think this proposal is so well done because of the first hand experience that you have, being that you are from the metro Detroit area and can see the effects of schooling on other students within your community.

In all, the education of our youth is so important for proper growth and development, especially in today’s competitive labor market. If children aren’t getting the proper education from a young age then they are less likely to obtain a higher paying job later in life, which will hurt not only them but their familial generations to come; and possibly contributing to a repeating cycle of a lack of education. I think that it is completely mind-boggling and concerning to hear that achievement rates were near dead last in Michigan compared to all states regardless of grade level. This proves the necessity to implement a some sort of legislation regarding this cause. However, I I do see possible issues with only targeting this bill towards enhancing a 3rd grade education. Personally, I believe something like this should be well more than just one single grade and should instead target multiple. I think this could only enhance the overall education in Michigan as we know it. Even if it isn’t every grade, then I believe it could be every couple of grades with some sort of growth check point at each one (i.e. 3rd, 6th, 9th, 12th). Besides this, I see no other flaws and think that your hard work has turned into a great proposal. I see the necessity of creating such legislation and I hope that it can be presented in Lansing so that other people can see it too! Well done!

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