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School Districts Receiving More and Spending More

School districts in Michigan are receiving more money. Still, the myth of state cuts persists. … more

Teaching Jobs Still Getting Plenty of Applicants

One teaching job in Michigan received 82 applicants. That's one indication that the profession is still popular. … more

Yes They Are: National Magazine Says Poor Detroit Charter Schools Not Closed

The Atlantic magazine claimed that Detroit's charter schools almost never close because of poor academic performance. The state of Michigan says that's not true. … more

Teaching 'Hard' - Yes, 'Underappreciated' - Maybe, but 'Underpaid' a Stretch

The MEA's new editor for the teachers union magazine says that being a teacher is still a good profession. We agree. … more

The Right Way to Analyze Teacher Salaries in Michigan

An interesting story on the statewide news site MLive took a deeper look at changes in teacher salaries, and how broad averages can be misleading.  … more

Detroit Schools Do Not Have 'Low Pay' or 'Crowded Classes'

How accurate are the reported working conditions and pay of Detroit Public School teachers? … more

Late-night TV Misinforms on Teacher Salaries

Seth Meyers of the NBC talk show Late Night recently chimed in on the Detroit Public Schools controversies. … more

Prof's Theory: Six-Figure DPS Staff 'Thought They Deserved' Kickbacks

A Wayne State University law school professor speculated on the rationales used by 13 Detroit Public School officials accused of taking bribes and kickbacks. … more

DPS Sickout Teacher Lowballs Salary in Newspaper Story

A Detroit Public School teacher participating in the sickout was off by almost $10,000 when she told a newspaper what she earned. … more

Michigan Budget on Course for $7 Billion Rise Under Republicans

If the House budget were enacted as it now stands, it will be the fifth consecutive year of spending increases with Republicans controlling the House, Senate and governor's office. … 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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