School Money Primer

Click for audio Ryan Olson discusses school funding

On July 19, 2007, Dr. Ryan S. Olson, director of education policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, was a guest on "The Greg Marshall Show" on WMKT in "Traverse City." Olson discussed "A Michigan School Money Primer for Policymakers, School Officials, Media and Residents," a new book co-authored by Olson and Michael D. LaFaive, the Mackinac Center's director of fiscal policy. The book provides a comprehensive look at how every dollar spent on public schools in Michigan is raised.

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Olson also discussed www.mackinac.org/michiganschoolmoney, a database that taxpayers can access to learn more about school financing. The interview is 16 minutes and 18 seconds long.

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