The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Michigan Dead Last in School Funding Growth

Feb 4, 2019

In Michigan, education spending from 1995 to 2015, adjusted for inflation, is 82 percent of what it was in 1995. No other state came “close to a decline in this magnitude,” new research at Michigan State University says.

A study at University of Michigan found that between 2003 and 2015, Michigan ranked dead last in student improvement in proficiency test scores.

What is the connection? Funding goes down and scores go down. Could it be any more clear that tax breaks for corporations are destroying the future of children in Michigan?