LANSING — Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia) has issued the following statement regarding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address:
“I am pleased that the governor recognizes the third-grade reading law has the potential to be a nightmare to navigate for families. That’s why I’ve introduced legislation that would eliminate the mandatory flunking of as many as 5,000 third grade students based on one standardized test that they will take this spring. My bill removes mandatory retention but keeps the parts of the law that do help kids to read: progress monitoring, early literacy coaches, reading interventions, teacher professional development, and read-at-home plans.”
Sen. Polehanki represents the 7th Senate District in Wayne County that includes the cities of Livonia, Northville, Plymouth and Wayne, and the townships of Canton, Northville and Plymouth.
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