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Why All Politicians Love Job Training Programs

Plenty of programs and institutions already exist

… and the federal government spends billions on this each year … universities, community colleges, school districts and intermediate school districts. Michigan has a … over $700 million in annual spending. That doesn’t include all the taxpayer support for schools and community colleges that …

Michigan Budget Continues to Grow Through Pandemic

… course, lawmakers don’t have to spend every dollar of revenue and … year — would let lawmakers spend around $900 million more. Lawmakers … already going to increase spending by more than the inflation rate through the school aid budget they passed this … the extra federal stimulus spending. It’s unlikely that state …

Honor Parents by Funding Students

… COVID-19 policies and how to spend the bulk of federal COVID-19 relief funds. While school districts have yet to spend most of their large sums, many … officials urge everyone in school to wear masks, they have stopped … they did last academic year. School district leaders have been …

Special Education Funding Serves Districts—Not Students

Funds are padlocked away by a few local school administrators

… funding in Michigan favors school districts over disabled students. … enjoy the benefit of our Schools of Choice law because most … padlocked away by a few local school administrators. These local … housed within intermediate school districts, which were created … hoard cash by refusing to spend local millage dollars on disabled …

School Mask Agony: Two Public Education Systems, Two Policies, One Shared Building

It’s happening in Midland and illustrates parents' challenges

As Michigan public schools wrestle with classroom face mask … challenges. Some students spend time in a building where two … classes: the regular public school district and the educational … held in a regular Midland school district high school building, and it does not …

Michigan Budget Continues to Grow Through Pandemic

State lawmakers can afford to lighten the tax burden

… grow. Lawmakers are going to spend roughly $1 billion more in … state budget growth. Lawmakers spend $9.1 billion more in money … course, lawmakers don’t have to spend every dollar of revenue and … year — would let lawmakers spend around $900 million more. Lawmakers … than inflation through the school aid budget they passed this …

Don’t Forget The Other Taxpayer Dollars Detroit Schools Collect: Debt Relief

Two legal entities, one created by a state bailout to repay old debt, the other to operate classrooms

… and advocates for higher spending by Michigan’s public schools have been saying school districts that serve cities … communities. But if money from all school revenue sources is included in the total, the public school district serving the city …

Honor Parents, Fund Students

Well-funded education system struggles with COVID decisions

… COVID-19 policies and how to spend the bulk of federal COVID-19 relief funds. While school districts have yet to spend most of these large sums, many … officials urge everyone in school to wear masks, they have stopped … they did last academic year. School district leaders are trapped …

Using Atypical Households to Represent All Households

… comparison to estimate the spending needs for a very specific, … young children not yet of school age face significantly higher … consider a family of four with school-age children enrolled in public schools. While this household is similar … that this household needs to spend more than $1,100 per month …

The Internet is Too Important for Government to Run

… months, if you couldn’t get online, it meant severe limits on your kids in school, going to work, buying supplies, ordering food or even visiting a medical … broadband business. A new bill, said to be supported by the governor, would spend $400 million in federal funds, designate public entities as internet service …