Tag Archives: Lansing

Oakland Schools

College Readiness: Open to Interpretation

Once again, testing raises its confused head in Michigan… Are our high school students’ ACT/MME test scores steadily improving, OR, are MI freshmen now bottoming out of college because of their lack of “college readiness”?  Because, honestly, where is the clear connection between improved high school scores and the need for college remediation? Hey — […]

Oakland Schools

The “Classrooms and KIDS” Budget: the only plan where ALL students win

from Dr. Vickie Markavitch, Superintendent of Oakland Schools *** “CLASSROOMS and KIDS” BUDGET UPDATE & CLARIFICATION, May 12: NET INCREASE: The foundation increase in the “Classrooms and Kids” proposal is a $250-$290 per pupil increase over last year’s foundation level.  Because the proposal collapses categorical funding into the per pupil foundation, the impact of that […]

Oakland Schools

Oh No – Not Again!

From Dr. Vickie L. Markavitch, Superintendent of Oakland Schools: I am deeply troubled by the education budgets coming out of Lansing. Even though thousands of voters were clear in their message to Lansing on several extreme legislative efforts in the November election and during December’s lame duck session, a force in Lansing is intent on […]

238? Give Us the Real Story, Governor Snyder

The governor recently received thousands of emails opposing his plan to: 1) create a statewide school system, 2) run it under the authority of the Educational Achievement Authority (EAA), and 3) allow charter schools to be selective in choosing the students they would serve.  In the governor’s answer to these thousands of emails, he cited […]