Bridge Senior Writer Ron French calls Michigan’s efforts to boost reading scores “a sobering story.” He says the state focused on reading proficiently by third grade, and dedicated $80-million to help, but the scores actually went down.
If closer races for Congress and the state Legislature are the goal, then California may hold some lessons in how district boundaries are drawn. Bridge examined California’s system, which is similar to one proposed for Michigan.
WestSouthwest with Bridge Senior Writer Ron French
A line can be drawn from discriminatory lending patterns in the 1930’s and current race relations and segregation. That’s according to the Director of Western Michigan University’ Lewis Walker Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations.