Study: Michigan Dead Last in Education Funding Growth

The study says tax cuts that didn’t spur enough growth are to blame.

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Dead last. That’s where Michigan ranks for growth in education spending over the past two decades, according to a Michigan State University study.

The study says tax cuts that didn’t spur enough growth are to blame.

Most observers of our schools in Michigan have understood that we’ve have been sliding down the ranks of education spending. 

But dead last? That’s a revelation.

Bridge Magazine: Michigan cut school funding and school performance plummeted. Coincidence?

Two reporters who cover education in Michigan closely join Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson to discuss the study’s findings.

Erin Einhorn is the editor of ChalkBeat-Detroit.

Chastity Pratt Dawsey is a reporter with Bridge Magazine.

Click on the audio player above to hear that conversation.

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