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Here's What the NY Times Got Wrong On Detroit Public Schools

Grab a cup of coffee, this will take a while

… the city's charter schools in the worst possible … performance, and suspend an authorizer. Since … cause of Detroit Public Schools' collapse. The … years DPS continued to spend more than it took in … more

One Brighton Area Schools Administrator in Line for $58,000 Increase in Pay

Top administrator takes on third job title

… publication. A top Brighton Area Schools administrator is slated … $180,000 when we could spend the money on our kids … criticism from two school board members. The Brighton Area Schools Board of Education … more

More School Spending is Still Unlikely to Boost Achievement

A response to a critique of ‘School Spending and Student Achievement in Michigan: What’s the Relationship’

… relationship between school spending and academic achievement, … case that Michigan school districts today are … relationship between spending per pupil and student … more

School Budgets Stressed Alright — But Not From Mythical State ‘Cuts’

Watch the skyrocketing pension expenses

… story about public school districts that overspent … examined Utica Community Schools, with a focus on spending cuts made by the … a district that is spending more money despite … more

Fewer School Districts Borrowing to Cover Expenses, But Pension Debt Rising

State gives more with one hand, takes more with the other

… June, as many as 18 school districts are projected … budget each year and not spend more than they take … story of underfunded schools, they do so by ignoring … for others the overspend-and-borrow cycle can … more

State Government Up to Its Eyeballs in Pension Debt

Unfunded pension liabilities dwarf state’s other borrowing

… nonetheless. The state-run school pension system is largest … constitutionally prohibited from spending more than it takes … promised teachers and school employees $67.7 billion … in state and local school taxes goes to fill this … more

Not So Fast ... Dems Don't Get That School Spending is Up

There they go again

… claimed that Michigan's spending on public schools has gone down since … appropriated for the school aid budget. Of that … 2011. Moreover, spending has gone up even … more

Narrative Trumps Facts When Reporting on Detroit Public Schools

A case study, one of many

A Detroit Public Schools teacher who lives in … extra for unspecified spending. The article … portrayed Detroit Public Schools as being neglected … having $3,200 extra to spend on each child. Federal … more

Michigan Private Schools Cost Significantly Less Than Public Schools

And other data from the state's first major private school survey

… institutions, private schools do not disclose data … $7,400 while the total spending of the average district … light on the private school landscape in Michigan. Rachel … year. The lower spending levels do not come … more

Here's How Much More Money Detroit Public Schools Has Received Over the Years

… dollars Detroit Public Schools received in its general … last year DPS didn't spend more than it took in. (Note … more

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Terry Bowman has been a UAW worker at Ford Motor Company for 19 years. He explains why he is leaving the union under Michigan's right-to-work law.

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