A Panel Discussion featuring
This discussion will focus on –
Can we reverse the academic decline in Michigan’s schools
without addressing the funding issue?
A recent report released by the US Department of Education notes
that Michigan increased spending on prisons more than five times
faster than it did on public education from 1979-2013. Meanwhile,
Michigan school performance continues to fall further behind. At the
current rate of decline, our state will rank 48th by 2030.
Panelists will discuss the report’s implications for Michigan’s
children. After a presentation from the panelists, the audience will
have an opportunity to pose questions to the panelists.
The Panel moderator will be Alicia Nails, Director of the Journalism
Institute for Media Diversity at Wayne State University.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Wayne State University
Student Center Building
Hilberry Rooms (2nd Floor)
5221 Gullen Mall
Registration & Reception
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
An opportunity to network with
Panel Members and fellow
Refreshments will be served.
6:00 – 7:45 p.m.
Free parking details will be
provided upon RSVP.
For additional information
about this event, contact
Carla Harting at
or (313) 577-1675
Leonard Kaplan Education
Collaborative for Critical
Urban Studies and
The Metro Bureau