Work group begins updating education finance laws

LANSING, Mich. – A working group charged with updating the Michigan School Finance Act met last week, according to MLive.

The group’s goal, reported MLive, is not to change the amount of state funding, but to distribute state funds in a better manner that takes into account student needs and technological advances.
“We need to realize that schools are not going to be a 900,000 square-foot box anymore,” State Superintendent Mike Flanagan told MLive.
SOURCE: MLive, “Mike Flanagan: Key to revamping education funding is realizing ‘schools are not going to be 900,000-square-foot box anymore’”,” July 17, 2012
FURTHER READING: Michigan Capitol Confidential, “School Funding at All-Time High,” June 21, 2011
Mackinac Center for Public Policy, “Common School Funding Myths,” Sept. 7, 2010.