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Nolan Chappell

High school co-op

Nolan Chappell is a high school co-op with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He is a senior at Dow High School in Midland, MI.

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Dan Crane

University of Michigan Law School

… University of Michigan Law School. Prof. Crane graduated from … University of Chicago Law School. He previously taught at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University, …

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Prof. Harry Hutchison

George Mason University School of Law

… at George Mason University School of Law, where he teaches employment … Wayne State University Law School, the University of Detroit Mercy Law School, the University of San Diego …

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Bradley A. Smith

Capital University Law School

… Professor of Law at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, where he taught Election … and his J.D., cum laude from Harvard Law School.

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Facts, Not Fiction, on State School Spending

K-12 spending up three consecutive years

… Escanaba tweeted:  "When Gov Snyder claims school funding has increased keep … the state during the 2013-14 school year. During the 2010-11 school year, Escanaba received $15.9 … in 2011.  It's clear that school funding will be a campaign … increased K-12 education spending refer to changes in the foundation …

Revisit Spending Priorities

Lawmakers won't have as much revenue to spend this year

… won’t have as much revenue to spend. The state budget has increased … should revisit what they’re spending more money on. Michigan spends the majority of its money on schools and Medicaid. This spending has steadily increased over …

Michigan School Spending Hits All-Time High

… poor-mouthing by individual school districts in news articles, … committees, per-pupil public school spending set a new record in 2010. Michigan schools spent an average of $11,661 … increase from 2009. Total public school revenue in Michigan was $19.4 … the 10 highest- and lowest-spending districts in per-pupil terms …

New Study: No Correlation Between School Spending and Student Outcomes

Study finds spending more on Michigan schools doesn’t increase achievement

… money Michigan’s public schools spend and how well students perform … of Michigan's public school spending and academic achievement. … than 4,000 individual public schools in Michigan and covers seven … the relationship between spending and performance. “Of the … increases. “The state’s school spending adequacy study is sure …

Pandemic Response Boosts Michigan Budget

Large increases in state spending due to federal transfers

… people who rely on state spending were worried about how much … at all. In fact, federal spending more than makes up for the … current fiscal year, state spending is back above pre-pandemic … the latest round of federal spending approved last month. Further, … more tax dollars into public schools that aren’t open and paying …

Michigan PTA President Says Top Spending Highland Park District Needs More Money

Failing school district already spends nearly $20K per student

… problems of Highland Park Public Schools. But since the district spends nearly $20,000 per student, … highest statewide in per-pupil spending. Detroit was the fifth-highest spending district at $15,884 per pupil.  … Michigan and the Highland Park School District for failing to provide …

The Debate Over School Spending

Teacher pension costs really are part of classroom spending

… of interpretation in school spending between the Mackinac Center … Policy and an Oakland County school district official.  West … seen from the MEA and other school officials. By only considering … whether to count all K-12 spending as spending. Or, more specifically, whether …

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, … positive relationship between spending per pupil and student achievement. … make the case that Michigan school districts today are not significantly … relationship between school spending and educational outcomes. … the relatively lowest school spending per student, reading and …

States Spending Less Money On K-12 Education Get Better Results

States with most improved NAEP scores spending much less than Michigan

… for perpetual increases in education spending believe that greater K-12 … In fact, most states that spend less on K-12 education than … Progress (NAEP) show that lower-spending states are making the largest … Tennessee, with a per pupil spending level ranked 49th nationally … significant evidence that increased school expenditure, by itself, makes …

Failing to Counter the Big Lie

Gov. Snyder, GOP fail to defend K-12 spending

… The State of Michigan is spending more state tax dollars on … the $6,884 per pupil it was spending the final budget year of … beginning of this year it was spending $7,545 per pupil. Beginning … pupil, with the lowest funded school districts receiving the largest … Michigan voters believe K-12 spending has been cut under Gov. Rick …