Moss: Mich. Supreme Court shuts door on young readers


Last week the Michigan Supreme Court denied leave to appeal in this state’s groundbreaking Right to Read lawsuit. In so doing, the justices slammed shut the courthouse doors to our most vulnerable children — those who cannot read.

Nearly one year ago the Court of Appeals ruled unenforceable the state constitutional mandate that the Legislature “shall maintain and support a system of free public elementary and secondary schools,” as well as a state law requiring literacy intervention for fourth and seventh graders reading below grade level.  Read More