August 17, 2007

Michigan Exams a "Wake-up Call" Says State Board Prez

“More than 40,000 Michigan teens are guaranteed a state scholarship because of their strong scores on the new Michigan Merit Exam. But more than half of the students who took the exam this spring failed to meet the standards in math and weren't much better in other subjects,” reports the Free Press.

State Board of Education President Kathleen Straus calls the results  a "wake-up call” for students. "They can't afford to blow off their senior year," she warns.