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False School 'Cuts' Narrative Takes Another Hit

Citizens Research Council the latest to debunk it

… funding for public schools has not been reduced … reported that K-12 school spending had indeed increased … key question: Is school funding up or down compared … Falsely Believe Education Spending is Down? Advocates … more

October 17, 2014, MichiganVotes Weekly Report

Key votes from 2013-14

… authority for failed schools: Passed 56 to 54 in … federal government from spending more in any fiscal … with reforming public schools whose performance is … adopted in 2003 to avoid spending cuts in that year s … more

Schauer Jobs Plan Pricetag: $3.7 Billion

Without offsetting cuts or taxes, candidate’s 'Blueprint' blows big hole in state budget

… would go to public schools, universities, community … At a time when state spending has reached a record … benefits, universal pre-school programs and more. Schauer … like cut wasteful spending to save taxpayer … more

Failing to Counter the Big Lie

Gov. Snyder, GOP fail to defend K-12 spending

… with the lowest funded school districts receiving … State of Michigan is spending more state tax dollars … $6,844 per pupil it was spending the final budget … of this year it was spending $7,545 per pupil. … more

Gubernatorial Campaign Should be About Things That Matter

Not false claims and things that don't

… $1 billion from the schools. Most school revenue in Michigan … closely followed. Overall spending on education is up … criticize Snyder for spending reductions, there … more

$2.1 Billion in Michigan Budget Reforms

… Wage would save public schools and universities alone … on Prisons Public Spending, respectively. We … reductions in general fund spending of nearly $3 billion. … on Prisons Public Spending has long argued that … more
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Budget Reform Ideas for 2015 and Beyond

… government (roads and school construction, for instance). … line item amounts to spending that should be held … community colleges and school districts. Repeal … adapted to reduce state spending by $866 million. … more

All Four Teachers in New Schauer Ad Claiming School Cuts are in Districts Receiving More Money

… from four different school districts who claim … Falsely Believe Education Spending is Down? Advocates of More Education Spending Ignore Billions in … cut funding to public schools. This claim has been … more

Challenging the Rhetoric in the War on Charter Public Schools

Q A with the Democrats pursuing a moratorium on school choice

… additional charter public schools in Michigan. While … companies, but conventional school districts have been spending millions of dollars … per-pupil revenue and spending data. All … more

Union Bullying Members is Shedding Them: Over 500 People Leave Operating Engineers

Another welcoming people has gained them back

… abandon local public school bargaining units for … the Freeloader? MEA Spends More On Benefits Than … away from public school bargaining units that … several of these public school groups as we simply … more

Adam Neuman was not afraid to put his life on the line; he's certainly not afraid of union bullying. He fought for freedom overseas, and he simply wants to exercise it back home. But the Brighton Education Association and his school district are violating his rights.

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