- Ball Emphasizes Schools' Impact in Holland Sentinel
Deborah Ball was quoted in a May 11 Holland Sentinel column discussing Michigan governor Rick Snyder's education plan. Columnist Phil Power acknowledges that reform is necessary and addresses the numerous factors that affect the quality of children's education, including parenting and cultural/societal norms. Ball agrees that these factors are important, but re-affirms impact of the education system on student learning: "Discussions of culture or environment shouldn’t be excuses for ignoring how much progress can be made by improving schools."
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