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School Districts Receiving More and Spending More

Schools have got more money per pupil for years, but costs squeeze

… neighborhood elementary schools. Welcome to Traverse … cuts. None of the four school systems Alfonso mentioned … believe there have been school funding cuts, because … teachers unions, many school staffers and media outlets … more

State Expects to Take $2.4 Billion More; Media Cries 'Deficit!'

Reductions in the rate of increase are not 'cuts'

… General Fund and the School Aid Fund, would receive … more for Lansing to spend or return in tax cuts. The … accounts, the General and School Aid funds. Gas and vehicle … more

'Got Your Back' or Stab It: Union Sics Bill Collectors on Right-to-Work Exercisers

MEA spends $152K going after members trying to leave

… the union to get a school employee fired for not … why the MEA could be spending more to harass school employees. For … collection agencies after school employees who choose … more

Detroit Charters Face All of the Obstacles of Detroit Public Schools – And Overcome Them

Success at Detroit Achievement Academy and Cesar Chavez Academy-East

… months, Detroit Public Schools has been rife with … charter district, which spends about $6,000 less … research . National Charter Schools Week is a fitting … dismally performing urban school district. Two third-year … more

Some Michigan Universities Spend Huge Money Subsidizing Sports

Eastern, Western transfer tens of millions from general fund to athletics

… scholarship athletes. School leaders, however, don t … and taxpayer-supported spending hasn t shown up … 219th at $263,345. Both schools transfer profits from … more

How Two Similar School Districts Get Such Different Results

Study suggests funding levels have little impact on student growth

… surface, DeWitt Public Schools just north of Lansing … show the two districts spending nearly the exact … Edwardsburg Public Schools on the Indiana border … the state s lowest-spending districts. Edwardsburg … more

Panic Over: Number of School Districts in Deficit Plummets

Districts are getting overspending under control

… number of Michigan school districts expected to … March report on deficit spending. Three of them are … finish the current school year with a budget deficit … justify patterns of overspending that hurt students … more

After 10 Years of Deficits, How One District Escaped Being Dissolved

Ecorse learned from the mistakes of other schools

… years, Ecorse Public Schools was a poster child … dissolved after years of spending more than it took … ineffective oversight of school finances by the Michigan … do enough to bring spending in line with revenues. Parker … more

Clock Ticking on School Adequacy Study

Bipartisan tax hike deal called for study

A public school-funding adequacy … how much it should spend on public schools was the product of … all concluded that spending should be increased. The … more

Four Questions About the Detroit Public Schools Plan

Legislators should be skeptical of the Detroit Education Commission

… rescue Detroit Public Schools financially. Among … stringent limits on deficit spending by DPS. 2. Why … end of the current school year, which is considered … the district s overspending while knowing the … more

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Education Policy Director Ben DeGrow discusses his study and its context to Michigan's Adequacy Report in Education Spending, May 2016. To see study go to

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