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Proposal Would Let Special Needs Children Attend Private School with Public Money

But it can’t be done without amending the state constitution

… support for nonpublic schools. Specifically, the … parents who could then spend the money to advance … private or religious schools using tax dollars. … nearly as many high-spending states experience … more
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Union Time on the Taxpayer Dime in Michigan

At least 70 Michigan school districts are offering … vice president gets to spend 40 percent of his time … a practice in which school districts allow union … across that state were spending millions on union … more
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Beware Claims of State Budget Cuts

… in the state s K-12 schools than there were five … the Legislature s spending priorities, and this … The state is still spending millions on the Granholm-era … opportunities to trim the spending side of the budget. Too … more

Despite Billions More in Spending, Democrat Says GOP is Trying to Dramatically Reduce Budget

… billion to K-12 public schools this year, also an … much more to recent spending increases. more

I Pledge Allegiance to the Union ...

Dearborn school employees asked to pledge to remain members of the union

… the Dearborn public school district recently asked school employees to sign a … Vague About How They Spend Dues Money … out. But Dearborn school employees must pay union … more

Idea to Hike Detroit Teacher Pay Could Cost $462 Million

Businessman wants to raise teacher salaries to $125K-$150K

… the city s public schools by paying teachers … system would have to spend some time on those kids … superimposed on the school district s current … million to the Detroit school district s $642 million … more

No School Funding System Adequate to Manage Large Student Declines

Benton Harbor student funding 27 percent above state average

… look at how public schools are funded in Michigan. … had to borrow after spending $16.3 million more … Benton Harbor Area Schools as evidence of shortcomings in the Proposal A school funding system that … more

Beware Claims of State Budget Cuts

Revenues are increasing

… in the state s K-12 schools than there were five … the Legislature s spending priorities. Legislators … The state is still spending millions from the … opportunities to trim the spending side of the budget. Too … more

D.C. Schools Spending Highest in U.S., But Firm Claims It’s 'Inadequate'

Group hired to study Michigan school funding has mantra of saying schools need more

Per student spending by public schools in the District of … increased to ensure all schools have the resources … 2012, D.C. was annually spending a total of $25,038 … more

School District Overspending for Last Nine Years Keeps Getting More Funding Per Pupil

Clintondale has been in deficit since 2005

Clintondale Community Schools has been in continuous deficit-spending mode dating back … Department of Education, the school district s administration … of debt incurred by spending more on routine operating … more

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Ted Nelson is a retired Michigan State Police officer who trained police departments throughout the state on civil asset forfeiture. He believes the practice has been misused and needs to change.

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