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Michigan graduation rates slip under tougher rules

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DETROIT (WKZO) -- Tougher graduation requirements have caused high school graduation rates to drop in Michigan.

According to the Michigan Consortium for Educational Research, tougher standards are causing lower graduation rates among lower-achieving students.  Officials say graduation rates have slipped from 49-percent to 44-percent.

Michigan adopted the tougher curriculum in 2006 with the goal of better preparing students for college.

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