School Funding Change Proposed

By: Jeff Proctor Email
By: Jeff Proctor Email

A plan to close the gap between rich and poor school districts is introduced at the state capitol Monday. Supporters want to start by setting aside 20-million dollars for the lowest-funded schools. They say Proposal A stopped working toward equal funding eight years ago, Leaving some districts struggling to make ends meet. The proposal would not take away money from more wealthy districts.

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  • by Jaimee Location: Potterville on Oct 9, 2007 at 03:40 AM
    It's really just sad that we can raise millions of dollars for political campaigns, but we cannot fund our schools so that tomorrow's leaders can be learners. We shouldn't have schools in poverty. We have enough kids in poverty. School should be a place of security.
  • by Pam Location: Jackson on Oct 8, 2007 at 07:27 PM
    A simple way to not take money away from wealth districts is not to increase their funding through annual increases. The budget may require that we do not decrease their amounts, but it does not dictate that they are to be increased.
  • by Ron Davis Location: Springfield, MI on Oct 8, 2007 at 04:11 PM
    I thought the lottery was to be a large funding source for public schools or has the lottery been scavenged for other budget funding projects?
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