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A panel commissioned by Governor Rick Snyder says the State Board of Education should either be abolished or have its members appointed by the governor.


Currently the State BOE is elected as is not accountable to the governor.


His panel says this is part of the reason Michigan's education system is lagging behind.


The move requires voter approval of a constitutional amendment.


Michigan is one of only seven states that doesn’t allow the governor to appoint the state school superintendent or board members.



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