A newly-released study on behalf of the K-16 Coalition for Michigan's Future shows schools are working with less and less.
Educators say Michigan schools are in a tragic state right now. They say on-going budget cuts are forcing them to work with less teachers, less books, and crowded classrooms.
An Epic-MRA survey shows 273 school districts throughout the state laid off workers this past school year, and 277 districts saw an increase in class size, while 434 reduced their supply budgets.
Educators say the state has to find ways to increase revenues and even if the per-pupil funding was restored to $6,700, there would still have to be cuts this fall.