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MLive Sends Mixed Messages on School Funding

Education spending has increased

… on Michigan public school funding issues, appearing … who said he had cut school spending by $1 billion. MLive … 2014: State-specific school aid spending rose from $10.8 billion … more

Critics of Growth Projections in House Road Plan Should Be Unnerved by Pension Underfunding

… threat to future state spending: the grossly underfunded school employee pension system. … state tax revenues (and spending) have increased … available for other spending needs and desires, … more

How Michigan Can Pay for its Roads Without a Tax Increase

Over $1.5 billion in savings

… Legislature freezes the School Aid Budget. It … million this year. This spending can be continued. Michigan … the general fund for school aid. This amount could … MEDC reprioritize its spending. Bus Transit: … more

Affluent School Districts Don't Guarantee Better Academic Performance

… in affluent Michigan school districts may be surprised … how much parents are spending on tutoring. If … to learn the local school isn t just failing … number of Michigan schools in middle- to upper-income … more

House Road Plan Relies on Reality

Detroit News errs in calling future tax revenue growth 'mostly fantasy'

… plan. It estimates that school aid fund and general … growth. The state budget spends $3.5 billion more state … more

How They Sold $17-Plus Million Spending Hike as $10 Million Cut

… the Kalamazoo Public Schools to a local nonprofit … that Kalamazoo Public Schools had cut spending by about $10 million … education, and local school districts have needed … more

Prop 1 Unpopularity to Voters was Unprecedented

'We can elect Democrats and get that result'

… extra money to public schools, local governments, … politicians and government spending interests assembled … campaign had a prop school bus on tour, outfitted … proposal's various spending increases in an extraordinary … more
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Michigan Legislature Can Pursue Free-Market Agenda

… 401(k)-style system. The school employee pension system … annual corporate welfare spending. Eliminating … prevailing wage for school construction would allow schools to hire 3,600 new teachers. Provide … more

Fix Disparities in Public University Funding in Michigan

The way the state spends $1.5 billion on higher education is unfair

… allowance gap between K-12 school districts in Michigan. … Snyder s budget calls for spending more than $1.5 billion … which they use for the school that they wish. Other … allocate university spending. But much more needs … more

Film Incentive Supporters Ignore the Facts

No evidence that Michigan's program is worth the cost

… public assets such as schools, state parks, and transportation … money, the bulk of the spending from the program … more

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Tamika Harrison bounced from school to school growing up in the Detroit Public Schools. The experience contributed to her dropping out and later getting her GED. She is now turning to charter schools to spare her son the same experience.

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