ISDs/RESAs Rising to the Challenge of Michigan's Best Future
Drafted March 16, 2010, this document charts a course for ISDs and RESAs to lead systemic improvements via sets of bedrock principles and action recommendations:
"Schools throughout Michigan are struggling with strained budgets, decreasing enrollments, and responding to an increasing diversity of needs. As Michigan's children continue to be challenged by changing economic circumstances and higher expectations for achievement, the goal remains to have Michigan graduates excel on a regional, national and global level."
"ISDs/RESAs have an opportunity to better use our collective resources and wisdom as educational leaders, including the strengths that lie in our diversity, to enable our state to substantially improve educational attainment for all of its students -- Michigan's best future demands no less of us and we must rise to the challenge"