Making Michigan a Top 10 Education State in 10 Years - A Panel Discussion - January 21, 2016 with Brian Whiston, Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction and area educators.


Presented by the Wayne State University Yackness Endowed Lectureship Series and  supported by the College of Education-WSU and the Metro Bureau.

Moderator: Alicia Nails, Director of the Journalism Institute for Media Diversity at Wayne State University

Panel from left to right:  Mike DeVault (Macomb ISD Superintendent), Thomas Parker (Ecorse Public Schools Superintendent), Brian Whiston (State Superintendent of Public Instruction), Michael Addonizio (Professor, College of Education, Wayne State University), Randy Liepa (Livonia Public Schools Superintendent) and Monique Beels (Clawson Area Schools Superintendent)

The panelists shared their perspectives on the current state of public education in Michigan at the state, regional, local and classroom level along with recommended changes to make the top ten goal a reality.