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Soaring Pension Costs Breaking School Budgets, Crimping Teacher Pay

Underfunded state retirement system helping to drive this district into deficit too

… who suggested that school pension reform is a … $8.1 million less to spend on operations than … story about how local school finances are so precarious … challenge facing public school districts across this … more

Even With $500 Million Borrow-and-Spend, Detroit Schools Violates Building Codes

Without accountability, even half a billion doesn't go far

… dozen Detroit public schools have been cited for … improve Detroit Public Schools buildings. In response … confirmed that at least 14 schools violated property … structures. In August, school officials confirmed … more

Un-Making a Murderer

Preventing crimes provides huge cost savings

… get a job and finish school, helping her into a … reduce our current spending on criminal justice … also helped us avoid spending roughly $35,000 … the community did not spend any money to provide … more

Rising Pension Costs Bury Michigan Schools Despite Past Tweaks to System

Tuesday's big Wayne County school tax hike proposal would only pay half of recent pension cost increases

The Livonia public school district is like many … districts the state is spending more and more each … million annual countywide school property tax increase … provide a full picture of school finances. You … more

Wayne County Schools’ Tax Hike Sponsors Paint False Picture With ‘Factual Information'

'Significant cost cutting measures?' What about recent $114.4 million school spending increase?

… local governments and school districts from publishing … analysis of the spending history of its constituent … taxes. Yet cities, school boards and their allies … On balance, overall spending is much higher at … more

How Saginaw Prep Turned Around Academically

Charter school shedding 'priority' label

… mid-Michigan charter school striving not to be defined … kindergarten through 5th grade spend 100 minutes every morning … low-achievement Priority school, more of its students … provided to keep the school within reach of kids, … more

Michigan Spends Hundreds of Millions Supporting Private Schools

But liberal commentator believes small amount added this year is 'clearly unconstitutional'

… directed to private schools is clearly unconstitutional. Lessenberry … prohibition against spending public dollars to … transportation to or from any school. ForTheRecord … students in private schools. For example, … more

Tuition Up 3.9 Percent, But U-M Finds $85 Million More For 'Diversity'

'A poor choice of stewardship'

… last week that the school will spend an additional $85 million … university currently spends $40 million each … million of the new spending will be paid from … more

Voters Support School Choice

The idea of school choice has taken some … funds that they can spend on certain state-approved … governed public charter schools. And this past year … restrict public charter schools in Detroit. Though … more

State Policies Created School Pension Pain

The only real solution is to close public pensions to new employees

… choices on Michigan s school districts. Their problems … every $11 the state spends on K-12 education. If … state. In Michigan, school districts have little … upon to keep their spending promises. It is difficult … more

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