Center Experts on School Spending

An Op-Ed about health insurance costs for public school districts written by two Mackinac Center analysts appeared Wednesday in Macomb County’s Advisor & Source. It also ran in the Antrim Review.

Written by Education Policy Director Michael Van Beek and Education Policy Analyst Kyle Jackson, the piece details how districts over time have shortchanged classroom spending as employee health benefits have taken up larger and larger chunks of money.

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Here is one example, however, of how schools can save money when employees pay a fair share of their own health insurance premiums.

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