Education Policy Director Mike Van Beek is quoted in today’s Detroit News editorial on how to accelerate school reform in Michigan.

Van Beek points to states that have put an end to “social promotion” as something Michigan should emulate, as well at a law that allows parents to take over failing schools. Van Beek also noted that the way teachers are “evaluated and compensated” is important.

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“Don’t treat them like assembly-line workers,” he said.