Sarah Winchell Lenhoff, assistant professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the College of Education, opined that There's no doubt Michigan has education crisis

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Detroit News, 9/28
Letter: There’s no doubt Michigan has education crisis
Sarah Winchell Lenhoff, assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Wayne State University, opined about the state’s current education status. Lenhoff wrote: “Richard Zeile, co-president of the State Board of Education of Michigan, said “no” in a Sept. 14 column, “Is there an education crisis in Michigan?” Unfortunately, what I have observed in my own research and that of many others is that Michigan’s academic stagnation — and decline in comparison to the rest of the nation — is a real and direct threat to our state and our children’s futures.” Lenhoff concluded: “Rather than blame parents for poor performance, schools should be encouraged and supported to better engage families in the educational process, including by significantly increasing resources for students with the greatest educational needs. Treating families as partners in the educational process – and collaborators in solving this crisis – isn’t just the right thing to do, it also works.”

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