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Another Michigan School District, Another False Union ‘Teacher Pay Cuts’ Story

This time it’s Macomb County’s Clintondale district

Clintondale Community Schools is in contract negotiations … 2015-16. Clintondale’s spending outpaced revenue … concession since the 12/13 School Year.” ForTheRecord … pension system for public school employees. The increases … more

While Schools Try Fiscal Responsibility, Union Sets Up Protests

Clintondale and Richmond are trying to stay out of financial trouble, but it may not last

Two school districts with a history … district to ratchet up the spending again. The district … perks. Clintondale Community Schools, a district in Clinton … president, who can spend half his time every … more

Interest on School Pension Underfunding Could Pay Entire Prison System Cost

Michigan’s school pension funding hole … billion the state will spend on its prison system … current and future school retirees. The $29.1 … more

Detroit School Enrollment Reaches Historic Low

Which means starting next year in a budget hole already

… reconstituted Detroit public school district shows that … district will have to spend, falling short on enrollment … planning for the next school year already in a fiscal … hole. Detroit public schools gets $7,522 per student … more

School Claims Its Tax Hike Emails Don't Invade Privacy - but Opponent's Would

No one gets to ask, ‘Why is the district NOT in need of tax hike?’

… Hartland Consolidated Schools promoting a half-mill, … finance ‘loophole’ to spend public tax dollars to … list of the emails the school district used so he … Confidential asking if the school district had itself … more

Governor’s Cyber School Cuts Don’t Add Up

Online charters already perform OK for much less money

… certain types of public schools: cyber schools, which are charter … estimated cyber school spending reduction of $16 … The state’s per pupil spending averaged $12,243 last year. Critics … more

Tax Feeders Declare a Truce at the Trough

… we don’t see that. School superintendents don’t … areas of government spending. That’s because … criticize when other spending interests receive … thought that transit spending was the best way … more

A Case for Popular ISD Board Elections

Agencies spending more of state’s K-12 tax dollars

… Michigan’s intermediate school districts. The increasing … ISD boards have been spending a greater share of … would have given local school districts greater … later, their share of spending reached 9.5 percent. … more

Wellspring Prep Growing Strong

Diverse Grand Rapids charter readies kids for college

… Wellspring Preparatory High School is tucked just off the … to think about, and spend time on, someone else,” … northeast side. The school opened in fall 2010 … Academies K-8 charter schools. Just over half are … more

How We Use FOIA to Hold Government Accountable

Happy ‘Sunshine Week’ 2017

… requests to all 540 school districts turned up the dozens of school districts that redirect … year, taxpayers are spending millions of dollars … pretend to work for school districts while actually … more

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Participants in the 2016 Detroit Children's Business Fair show their grasp on how markets work. Featured are responses to the such thoughts as hoarding profit for personal gain, penalizing those who earn more and regulating private business.

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