MSU study: Michigan public schools face nation’s sharpest decline in state funding (Michigan Radio)

By January 25, 2019Media Coverage

By Stateside Staff and Virginia Gordon

January 25, 2019

Funding for Michigan’s public schools is insufficient to meet rising education standards, according to a recent study by researchers at Michigan State University.

The MSU researchers said Michigan tightened its total spending on K-12 public education more than any other state over a 20 year period ending in 2015.

The study said that after adjusting for inflation, the state’s education funding in 2015 was just 82 percent of what it had been 20 years earlier.  The study said, “No other state is close to a decline of this magnitude.”

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