November 7, 2004

College heads: High school should be harder

State university officials welcome the State Board of Education's looming recommendations to toughen high-school graduation requirements. But they say it's just as important to change mindsets as it is to prepare minds. A non-profit coalition of family and education organizations called Your Child last week launched a six-week radio campaign in several Michigan markets to increase community attendance at grassroots forums about the need to increase commitment to education. The spots feature Wayne State President Irvin D. Reid, Western Michigan President Judith Bailey and Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon. They encourage parents and high school students to attend one of many forums planned around the state.

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