The School Aid Fund, the mechanism through which millions of taxpayer dollars flow to public schools, is perpetually in trouble according to some. The SAF makes up a large portion of Michigan's overall budget, which also is in a constant state of "deficit," according to some. Mackinac Center scholars take a deeper look at these issues.

Why so many problems with school funding? Michael Van Beek, director of education policy, outlines the situation in this Oakland Press Op-Ed. He also gives some insight into the issue with other recent commentaries, and has put together an extensive collection of resources that examines the issue from a variety of angles.

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Michael LaFaive, director of the Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative, discusses the state budget in this Oakland Press Op-Ed. He's also written a follow-up, which can be found here.