Below is the Michigan Capitol Confidential coverage and analysis of school districts claiming cuts. For our page linking to teacher contract analysis, please click here.
Lake Orion Describes $13 Million Increase in Spending As Budget Cut
Highland Park: Spending Up, Revenue Up, Red Ink Up -- Wants More Money
School District Exaggerates Funding Loss by $66 Million
Sky Not Falling on Saginaw Schools: Fewer Kids, More Teachers After Snyder’s First Budget
Headlines Screamed Mass School Layoffs, Reality Tells a Different Story
School District Seeking Tax Hike Challenged on Dollar Figures
The 32 Percent Teacher Pay Hikes at Birmingham Schools
When School Fee Hikes Count as ‘Budget Cuts’
Farmington Teacher Contract Raises Salaries in Tenth Year by $16-20k; Super Says Teachers Not Feeling Valued
Schools Use Creative Accounting to Exaggerate Fiscal Challenges
How $10 Million Spending Increases Become K-12 Budget Cuts
Carman-Ainsworth Schools: Multi-Million-Dollar Deficits and 6.7 Percent Raises
The 'Real World' vs. Public School Budget Cuts
Clarkston Average Teacher Salary Beats Inflation by $10K Over Last Decade
L’Anse Creuse: Cuts Claimed While Spending Is Up; Teachers Pay Zero for Health Benefits
Coleman Schools: 23 Percent Fewer Kids, 23 Percent More Spending Per Kid and One-Ninth the Average Health Co-Pay
Rochester Schools Reduce 6.5 to 7.5 Percent Raises by Half-Point - Declares Budget Cut
What Does the Average Teacher in Ann Arbor Really Make?
Bay City Public Schools Claims $24 Million Cut, Budget Continues to Grow
Will the Snyder K-12 Plan Really Cause 40-Student Classrooms in Novi?
Spending Mysteries at Utica Schools
Rochester Schools Raise Pay, Report Cuts, and Blame Governor
Does the Lansing School District Reall Pay 'Below the Poverty Line' for Teachers?
West Michigan School Super Claims Budget Cuts - But Do the Numbers Add Up?
The Compensation of An “Unappreciated” and “Devalued” Spanish Teacher
'Budget Cut' Doesn't Mean the Same Thing to Public and Private Sectors
Decade of Cuts Is Claimed by School District Giving 14 Percent Raises Over 24 Months
Five Easy Questions to Ask School Officials
Worker’s Choice: Freeing Unions and Workers From Forced Representation
How Pensions Are Bankrupting Cities and States and How to Fix It
Study: $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage Would Kill 281,000 Michigan Jobs
Michigan and Ontario Governments Agree to Promote Crony Capitalism Together
Charter School-Prison Comparison Misses the Mark