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The False Hopes of More Spending

… provide mass, compulsory schooling more than it is designed … famously said: “Not all schooling is education nor all education, schooling. The proper subject of concern … government are mostly limited to schooling.” Education policy, properly … giving schools more money to spend is unlikely to drive substantial …

State Budget Trends

… funding to Michigan public schools, colleges and universities; … shift part of the costs of school employee pensions from local … happened to education funding and school employee pension liabilities … Both the funding of Michigan school districts and the overall … mandated additional education spending. Taxes placed in the general …

Executive Summary

… annual increase in state spending at the percentage sum of … 10 percent of total state spending from state resources, and … were less than the state spending cap established in the first … Budget History Total state spending from state resources (as … Colorado’s primary and secondary school students scored 15th highest …

The SOS Proposal and Michigan Budget History

… amendment involving public school finance). In adopting fiscal … the SOS proposal. State spending in Michigan since fiscal … through fiscal 2001, state spending grew along with rapidly rising … Fiscal Agency, total state spending from state resources (as … 2).[6] State government spending changed with the national …

School Spending and Student Achievement in Michigan: What's the Relationship?

… and secondary education? Do school districts receive enough revenue … tax dollars to allocate to schools. But these concerns about the adequate level of school funding are based in part … the common assumption that spending more on K-12 schools will … relationship between school spending and student achievement …

Michigan Student Opportunity Scholarships: Overview and Fiscal Analysis

… passed legislation in October 2021 to create the Student Opportunity Scholarship Program, which would give thousands of families across the state more spending power to help meet their children's educational needs. This report unpacks this proposed education savings account program and analyzes its potential …

Appendix: Brief Profiles of Selected Detroit Non-Public Schools

Brief Profiles of Selected Detroit Non-Public Schools

… tuition apply to the 1989-90 school year. Figures in parentheses apply to the 1990-91 school year and appear only when … Alter Rd.; founded 1914; pre-school through 8th grade, 203 students; … enrollees were former public school students with major problems. … Parents are also urged to spend at least 15 minutes each night …

Spending on Teachers

… shown in Graphic 3, average spending[*] on K-12 teachers and other … Michigan and Florida, 1990-2009 School Year Florida Michigan Percentage … bus supervision, and summer school teaching.” Benefits include … defined as a “professional school staff member who instructs … Elementary/Secondary Education: School Year 2009-10,” (U.S. Department …

Fixed (Categorical) State Spending

… to justify the use of a federal-spending variable, categorical state revenues … also be correlated with district spending independently of district size. To … state revenues per pupil targeted at school lunch programs were considered in … they were associated with district spending and so were included in the model …

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More Money Has Not Improved Government Schooling

… funding, new textbooks, wiring schools for Internet access, renovating or updating school facilities, reducing class … relationship between per-student spending and achievement test scores … factors such as per-pupil spending and class size do not have … better education.  There are schools, states, and countries (especially …