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Endnotes

… Student Achievement: Is More School Choice Associated with Higher … Student Achievement: Is More School Choice Associated with Higher … including a sample of 482 school parents. [8] Patrick L. Anderson, … https://perma.cc/7AXT-A37M. [14] See “School Choice in America Dashboard” … Public Schools Struggling To Spend Federal Dollars Ahead of Deadline" …

Fiscal Analysis of Student Opportunity Scholarships

… on a framework where public school enrollments primarily dictate … students served in public schools would be affected not only … sources within the existing school aid budget that would alter … consume most of the state’s School Aid Fund. But decisions over … negotiation. The amount available to spend is determined by actual and …

Potential Fiscal Effects of a New Educational Choice Program in Michigan

… funding for Michigan public school systems was $14,191 per pupil … a student leaves a public school, foundation allowance payments … a student leaves a public school to participate in the program. … potential fiscal impact on school districts, we first estimate … per pupil. Including this spending would increase the variable …

Breaking Down Costs and Savings

Taxpayer support of public school systems dwarfs public resources … choice programs. On average, spending on students enrolled in public schools is nearly three times that … when students leave public schools to participate in educational … taxpayer support of public school institutions and programs: …

Tax Credits and ESAs: Best of Both Worlds

… counties can also pay for private school tuition from their accounts.[13] … more red tape on private schools due to this state-authorized … it authorizes both private school tuition payments and spending on textbooks, curricular … this newer model of private school choice. If adopted, it would …

Introduction

… suffered through prolonged school closings and lockdowns that … disadvantaged groups.[1] With school districts unable to provide … alternatives in the 2020-21 school year. Families with means to pay enrolled in private schools that provided safe, consistent … families across the state more spending power to help meet their …

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 …

Students Led Astray by Environmental Indoctrination

A Michigan high school student contacted the Mackinac Center, asking for help with research on pollution and its impacts on the natural environment. … a fully renewable electricity system, Michigan residents would need to spend tens of billions and carpet the state with wind turbines and solar panels, …

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 …

Overall Funding Impact

… combine to provide Michigan schools with substantial revenues … All told, Michigan public school revenues increase by up to … additional dollars will boost K-12 spending for each of the current and … relief bills, Flint Community Schools will receive nearly twice … districts, including charter schools, in terms of the total combined …