The Alliance applauds Gov. Whitmer’s State of the State address
January 25, 2023


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Michigan Alliance for Student Opportunity applauds Gov. Whitmer’s State of the State address


LANSING, Mich. – Peter Spadafore, executive director of the Michigan Alliance for Student Opportunity (The Alliance), issued the following statement applauding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address:

“Gov. Whitmer deserves our praise for her commitment to public education. The governor’s plan to deliver preschool for all Michigan families will help jumpstart education for the 110,000 4-year-olds across our state, helping to put them on a path to a brighter future. We are also glad to hear the governor will be boosting her MI Kids Back On Track plan to help improve education outcomes for all Michigan students, especially as we continue to deal with the lingering effects of the pandemic.

“Historic investments from Gov. Whitmer and state lawmakers are helping to ensure our schools have the resources necessary to improve student achievement. Making sure we have the necessary number of educators for our classrooms around the state is critical to helping our students succeed. We look forward to working with the governor and legislature on helping address the teacher shortage that impacts every Michigan community.

“With continued strong investments in our students and teachers, we can achieve the educational outcomes Michigan students deserve. We look forward to working with Michigan’s leaders in the year ahead to help make our schools even better for our students.”

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The Michigan Alliance for Student Opportunity, formerly the Middle Cities Education Association, works to build an equitable foundation for education, where every student in Michigan, regardless of circumstance, is equipped to succeed after graduation. Learn more at