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Michigan Landscape: School Transportation

… the share of families with school-age children who lived within range of different types of schools. Researchers found that 93% … conventional district elementary school. By that same measure, 83% … close to a private elementary school, 72% to an elementary school … schools in Michigan on average spend about 4% of their operating …

Conclusion and Policy Recommendations

… dedicated to other purposes. Such spending is likely to provide the most bang … roads. First, the state already spends hundreds of millions of dollars on … Such as system could resemble how school facilities are funded. The state generally … provide loan assistance to improve the school districts’ credit rating and thus …

Challenges with Funding Michigan’s Roads

… Legislature has a large range of spending interests, and funding for … would be a radical shift in spending priorities. Graphic 26 below … fiscal year 2018.[†] Public schools and health and human services … Michigan’s budget.[‡] HHS spending has since increased from … significant amount of this spending results from programs receiving …

How Road Funding Works in Michigan

… revenue is dedicated to public schools and local governments.[30] … some flexibility in how they spend MTF dollars. With some exceptions, … constructing primary roads. They can spend another 15 percent of local … government officials have to spend on road maintenance declined … discourages drivers from spending on fuel, which reduces the …

How Michigan Legislators Voted on Taxpayer-Funded Business Subsidies

… quantify the dollar value of business subsidies authorized by each Michigan legislator since 2001. Researchers analyzed 71 public acts that authorized spending $16 billion on business subsidies from 2001 through 2017 to build the scorecard. Of these, 37 bills were able to be scored and the voting record …

Doing More With Less: The Charter School Advantage in Michigan

… research suggests impacts both a school’s funding levels and its average … background of students in a school as well as the race and gender composition of a school’s students. Three key findings … average, Michigan charter schools receive about $2,782, or 20 … investment for each dollar it spends — 36 percent higher than the …

Results of Regression Analysis

… constant.[*] On average, charter schools spend $2,611 less per student, … demographic differences. Charter schools are more cost effective and … investment. On average, the charter school advantage in CAP points for … children in Michigan charter schools provides a return on investment … them per year than students spending 13 years in TPS. We estimate …

Cost Effectiveness and ROI

… differences in per-pupil spending and standardized differences in CAP scores. Charter schools in almost all Michigan cities … cities have public charter schools outperforming TPS based on … take into account relative spending efforts. The graphic below … Graphic 7: Michigan Charter School Spending and Performance Compared …

Cost Effectiveness Analysis

… productivity of public charter schools and TPS, we follow the methodology … University of Arkansas charter school productivity study and first … effectiveness of public charter schools and TPS using the following … in TPS and public charter schools for each city multiplied by … calculating society’s return on the spending decisions made by the schools …

Executive Summary

… nation about public charter schools. Opponents of charter schools typically argue that these schools fail if their average standardized … traditional, district-run schools. These types of comparisons, … investment for each dollar it spends — 36 percent higher than the …