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      Governor Snyder's education plan opens debate in Traverse City

      Representatives from the board of education and local superintendents held a forum in traverse city to address concerns Wednesday night.

      Governor Snyder's new education plan is sparking discussions across the state. Representatives from the board of education and local superintendents held a forum in traverse city to address concerns Wednesday night. Snyder's plan, called "Any Time, Any Place, Any Way, Any Pace," aims to give families the freedom to choose the school district and education format that would work best for them.

      The model is based on student proficiency in the classroom and is made to help fund each individual student, rather than the school.

      "We're going to do the best we possibly can for their kids," said Steve Cousins, TCAPS Superintendent. "In the face of budget cuts from the state and from changing mandates for what we're supposed to do, we're going to keep their kids in the front of this conversation."

      If you missed Wednesday's meeting, you can watch it on YouTube and also submit your concerns to your school district.