A-F Grading System Up For Consideration Again

Feb 9, 2018

State Capitol Rotunda - file photo
Credit Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing)  Some lawmakers in Lansing want to use an A through F grading system to rate schools in some categories. 

Lawmakers and even the governor have pushed for an A through F grading system for a while now. They say it’s an easy way to show how schools are doing. But recently, the state adopted a system that shows a lot of details about each public school.

A new bill would keep that system but include A through F grades for some things. Brian Love is a parent from Detroit. He says parents need an easy way to determine if a school is good for their kids.

“Parents have enough going on in their world, enough drama if you will. But parents need as much help as possible and one of the easiest ways is being able to help a parent identify what’s a good school and what’s a bad school.”

The bill is currently waiting for a committee vote.