A strong, diverse, and growing economy.
Plentiful and rewarding jobs. A vibrant, thriving place to put down roots.
Communities abundant with opportunities and thoughtful, engaged people.
An income and lifestyle that exceeds our own.
These are all things Michigan parents want for their children and we all want for our state.
These are all things Michigan parents want
for their children and we all want for our state.
Report after report, however, demonstrates that our kids are not prepared to build the lives and communities we envision. While our economy increasingly demands more advanced skills and knowledge, education has not kept pace. The system that served our students well fifty years ago is no longer preparing all of them to be the critical, versatile, and creative thinkers we need to sustain robust communities, fuel a vigorous economy, and live meaningful and rewarding lives. Put simply, it is getting harder and harder to achieve the American dream of having our children do better in life than we did.