Flanagan defends teachers after report says Michigan schools falling behind
The state's top education official says people should not blame teachers for a new report that shows Michigan schools are falling behind.
The Education Trust-Midwest presented its study to the state Board of Education Tuesday. It shows student growth improving in other states while Michigan students lag behind, especially minority and low-income students.
State Superintendent Mike Flanagan says the report is troubling. But he says it's important to provide some context.