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Monthly Archives: February 2013
ShareLocal school districts and local businesses are typically die hard supporters of each other. However, the organization that represents many of these local businesses at the state level, the Chamber of Commerce, is not a supporter of public schools. Rich Studley, the President of the Michigan … Continue reading
ShareGovernor Snyder recently released his 2013-14 budget. School districts breathed a sigh of relief when they heard they would be getting a 2% increase instead of the rumored funding cut. Schools are getting used to funding cuts. After all, the per-pupil foundation allowance was actually … Continue reading
Michigan’s Poor and Middle Class are Disproportionately Burdened with Taxes. Snyder’s Road Bill Would Add to the Problem.
ShareMichigan has a fairly regressive tax rate. According to data from The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), the bottom 80% of Michiganders pay almost 10% of their income in taxes while the top 20% only pay about 7% of their … Continue reading
Legislators Have the Means to Make Michigan Schools Safer. Here is What They Should Do and How You Can Help.
ShareLegislators have the means to make Michigan schools safer. Since Republicans have control of the House, the Senate, and the Governorship, they will need to lead the initiative. Here are three relatively uncontroversial ways they can help us protect school children. 1. … Continue reading
ShareThey’ve compared teachers to whiny children who haven’t earned their allowance. They are making them pay an additional 6% or more for benefits they were already promised. They have raided the school aid fund causing their employers to freeze their wages and charge them more for … Continue reading