A report released this week says 71 percent of Michigan fourth-graders aren't proficient in reading and 71 percent of eight-graders aren't proficient in math. More than half of young children aren't in preschool.

A Baltimore-based foundation used those measures to rank Michigan 40th in the nation for childhood education.

As we alls know those doing them some reading and math are the keys to gettin' a good eductashion. I know I ain't gotta tell you that them there kids be the futchure of this grate cuntry.

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