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Gov. Whitmer’s Veto Denies Students Opportunity

Education bills would have given families greater access to education options

… supports giving parents flexible spending options to support their … kids first. When our public schools refused to open their doors, … Families should have options in schooling so that our children have … never held hostage by local school officials again!” The Mackinac … funds to pay for private schooling. The Bagos family is one …

Extra COVID Revenue for Schools Averages $4,600 Per Student

But large disparities among districts; some get less than $1,000, others more than $10,000

… , Mich. — Michigan public schools are emerging from the pandemic … efforts, Michigan’s K-12 public schools are receiving at least an … billion in extra funds. Most school districts will receive significantly … strategies for COVID-19. Early spending trends raise questions about … state created to determine school funding amounts for the 2020-2021 …

Coalition Letter Urges Fiscally Sound Approach to Federal Funds

Lawmakers should be cautious with American Rescue Plan Act Funds

… state’s long-term financial picture. Remember that local governments and schools have their own pots of money from federal aid. “Applying these principles … does not mean creating new programs that commit Michigan taxpayers to new spending on new programs or underwriting demonstrably bad ones.” The letter was …

For Second Straight State of the State, Whitmer Offers Only Government Expansions

Nine state government expansions, zero limitations

… businesses Passing the MI COVID Recovery Plan Funding academic recovery, school infrastructure, and support for students Permanently raise wages for home … program Creating new ways for local governments to raise taxes for roads Spending more on Michigan’s water infrastructure You can view the tally of past …

Michigan Students Need Flexible and Customized Educational Options

New program would provide more opportunities

… options. All middle and high school students would have the option … program offered by any public school in Michigan. The courses could … afforded to those in affluent schools.” Some districts offer flexible … the seats available through Schools of Choice. Flex Learning would … portion of the per-pupil spending that the state already allots …

New Updates to Michigan Superintendent Compensation Database

Searchable online tool enables parents and taxpayers to find what their district pays

… can now easily see how tax dollars are spent on school district leadership, thanks to an updated database … Center for Public Policy. The Michigan Public School Superintendent Compensation Database reports how … compare how different Michigan districts are spending resources on the leaders their boards have chosen,” …

What’s the Appropriate Role of the State in Workforce Development?

New study argues Michigan’s workforce development effort likely inadequate

… skills-based training take place in public high schools' career and technical education programs and at … Estelle points out that just investing more in school districts and community colleges to offer more … gap” that many politicians refer to justify more spending in this area. Instead of workforce development …

Database Details Michigan School Funding Trends

Updated numbers show funding levels rising to all-time high

… fact-based discussions of school funding, the Mackinac Center … Policy has updated its Michigan School District Revenue and Expenditure … with data through the 2017-18 school year. The online database … individual districts and charter schools throughout the state, going … time when Michigan education spending continues to be closely scrutinized …

Education Policy Expert Provides Important Perspective on New School Finance Study

Increased funding won’t automatically improve educational outcomes

… Wednesday by the Michigan School Finance Collaborative, Michigan’s current per-pupil spending level is insufficient. But … focused on district-level spending, the Mackinac Center’s 2016 study School Spending and Student Achievement … outcomes at the individual school level. The Mackinac study …

Mackinac Center Files Amicus in Pivotal Right-to-Work Case

Janus v. AFSCME could extend freedom of association to all public workers

… Supreme Court believed that union spending on politics could be bifurcated from spending on representational activity. Government … to indicate what portion of their spending went to representation expenses, … Association — sending thousands of school employees to collection agencies, …