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Michigan's Public School Funding Higher Than Ever

Funding for Michigan's K-12 public schools is on course for a new all-time high of $16.5 billion in the current 2020-21 fiscal year.

The amount is $3.8 billion higher than the K-12 funding level of 2011-12, which was the last year Michigan schools experienced a revenue decline, according to the Senate Fiscal Agency. Even after adjusting for inflation, Michigan's K-12 schools are bringing in about $1.9 billion more this year than they received in 2011-12.

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