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School Budgets Stressed Alright — But Not From Mythical State 'Cuts'

Utica Community Schools required contributions to the public school employees pension system rose from $24.4 million in 2013 to $46.8 million in 2015. … more

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

House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel of Auburn Hills keeps claiming school spending is down. He hasn't been right yet. … more

You're Wrong, Senator: Many Detroit Teachers Do Earn More Than You

Politicians’ references to teacher pay almost always warrant a closer look. … more

Need A Microscope to Find the Corporate Welfare Jobs in Michigan's Economy

Despite what press releases may claim, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation is responsible for a fraction of the jobs created in the state economy. … more

Dear Teachers: Here's Why Your Salary Isn't Higher

Throughout the state, there's one huge expense that is preventing teachers from making more money. … more

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

Here's a chart that shows how much more in local, state and federal funding Detroit Public Schools has received above the state average over the years. … more

Thousands of Detroit Parents Vote With Their Feet for School Choice

The actions of thousands of Detroit parents make their preferences clear: They are voting with their feet for the two forms of public school choice available to them. … more

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

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