STATE OF OPPORTUNITY. Can Kids in Michigan Get Ahead?
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This special reporting project wrapped up in May 2017. Read more.

Think you know how to make schools better? Read this.

Steve Rhodes

Almost everyone is well-qualified to offer an opinion on how to "fix" education because almost everyone has been to school or is in school now. That doesn't mean everyone weighing in will have a great idea, but at least we all know what loved about our school or what we wish would have been different.

We want these experiences for a special we're doing in the middle of September. We'll produce short pieces with your questions, thoughts, and experiences.

We want to know things like, if you went to school in Michigan do you think your education prepared you for a successful life? What do you see in schools now that works?

What does it feel like to go to a school where the expectations aren't high? And what confuses you about the way education is funded or structured?

Weigh in here and forward the link around to those you know. Talking heads are helpful, but it's more powerful and often informative when we can learn and connect to the experiences of people around the state.