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Progress Michigan Hits Road With False School 'Cuts' Claims

Respect for the facts still matters

… legislatures have cut spending on public schools. Progress Michigan … first-hand the state of schools know that the GOP education … Michigan s public schools are getting fewer state … more

What You Owe for Pensions

Michigan governments hold $3,800 per person in pension debt

… retirees. Michigan s public school employee system has … since they d rather spend the money now. It s … more

New Study Calls for More Spending to Provide Nothing

Higher education costs are increasing, but why?

… tuition, though, until the schools stop their spending spree. For universities, … that Michigan should spend more taxpayer dollars … state would need to spend another $1.5 billion, … more

Study 'Segregates' School District Borders By Ignoring Key Data

Where's the other 27 percent of the Detroit schools' budget?

… bring common sense to school funding discussions … increase funding for lower-spending districts. The measure … Detroit and Grosse Pointe schools the most segregating school district border in the … more

The Most Important State Election This November: Michigan's Next House Speaker

Three representatives face off for the top spot

… sent Detroit Public Schools more than $600 million … incurred by past overspending. While arguably the … close down charter schools. Ultimately, the … the State Board to spend money to implement the … more

Lessons from Muskegon Heights School Overhaul

Detroit can benefit from similar reforms

… July 1, a new Detroit school district was created … successfully reduced its spending and stayed on stable … Muskegon Heights Public Schools used a similar method … The old district was spending over $15,000 per … more

State Board of Education Not Immune To School Funding Myths

Schools in poor communities actually get more, not less

… persistent myth about public school funding in Michigan … Benton Harbor gets and spends almost $4,000 more … communities have low-revenue school districts. According … Straus was quoted in the school funding story as saying, … more

Snyder Orders a State Economic 20 Year Plan

'Whereas, government can help ...'

… their children go to school, reduce taxes, and reduce … in 2015. After state spending of nearly half a … more

Michigan Adequacy Study Shows the State Already Spends Plenty on Education

New study provides few clear-cut answers

… different states school finance systems concluded … with the same call: Spend more money. Yet … tag. For advocates of spending more on schools, reading the report … more

Up and Down: The Story of Teacher Salaries in Detroit

'There are a lot of moving parts'

… is a Detroit Public School teacher who became the … nine-year spiral of spending more than its income, … of the beaten down school system this year when … 16-year career in Detroit schools and also interviewed … more

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Emmet County Commissioners are spending millions of dollars on lavish ambulance stations and an observatory to gaze at stars. The projects are being funded by a bond issue that bypassed voters.

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