Stories tagged: "education funding"


Election Guide: Where Do Michigan’s Gubernatorial Candidates Stand on Education?

Whoever sits behind the governor’s desk in Michigan over the next four years will play a critical role in protecting public education.

Math teacher Cristal Nichols with her students.
Op-Ed: “The Library at My School Sits Dormant”

It is not a coincidence that Detroit Public School districts’ students fall below the state’s reading scores’ average.

Photograph courtesy of Arshen Baldwin
Two Saginaw Public School Students on Why Their Community Needs More Resources

As part of our ongoing series of Q&As with Michiganders, we interviewed brothers Lionel and Michael Baldwin, students at Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw, and their mother, Arshen Baldwin, a teacher at Arthur Hill.

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Michigan Republicans Use School Aid Budget to Keep Trans Women Out of Sports

Republicans in Michigan have tried before to keep trans women out of sports. They’re giving it another crack—this time in the school budget.

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There’s More Behind Critical Race Theory Than You Think

Yes, Michigan schools are teaching about race. Here’s how. 

School cafeteria worker serving lunch to a student. Image Credits: Shutterstock/Africa Studio
585,000 Michigan Children Have Better Access to Fresh Food Thanks to a State-Funded Grant Program

"One of my proudest accomplishments during my legislative tenure is the growth of 10 Cents a Meal, especially here in northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula,” said state Sen. Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City).

Graphic via Shana Ford for The 'Gander
‘These Policies Do Attack Michigan Families’: Inside Betsy DeVos and the Michigan GOP’s War on Public Schools

A coalition of right-wing politicians, donors, and activists are exploiting real issues surrounding students’ mental health, an exodus of teachers from the workforce, and educational inequities to take a wrecking ball to Michigan’s public schools.