K-12 Alliance of Michigan Applauds Governor Whitmer’s Focus on Tutoring, Early Childhood Education


LANSING, Mich., Jan. 25, 2023 — The K-12 Alliance of Michigan today released the following statement from Executive Director Robert McCann in response to Governor Whitmer’s State of the State address

“It’s critical that we make student success our priority in Michigan once again and we applaud Governor Whitmer putting a focus on that in her State of the State address tonight. We know that providing students with one-on-one tutoring support is often one of the most important resources we can make available in our schools and creating an ongoing funding source for those services will help ensure that every district can continue to provide those tutoring options.

The Governor’s commitment to creating universal Pre-K over the next four years is a testament to the importance of early childhood education. Studies continue to show the value of Pre-K in preparing students for success in the classroom and we appreciate the Governor ensuring that every family has the option of enrolling their child and putting them on a path for success.”


The K-12 Alliance of Michigan is a coalition of education leaders committed to fighting for strong K-12 schools across Michigan. Comprised of Superintendents from every district in Genesee, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, and Wayne counties, they are collectively responsible for educating over half of Michigan’s students.



The K-12 Alliance of Michigan

The K-12 Alliance is the leading advocate for policies that support a stronger public education system in Michigan