Michigan public schools are under attack


Public schools, especially those in lower-income and rural areas, have been struggling with a lack of resources long before COVID-19. Will you help push back against those who are seeking to undermine Michigan’s public schools for their own agenda and profits?

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How much Federal relief funding is your district getting?

Michigan is receiving a historic $6 billion in Federal COVID relief funding for education to help schools that have struggled through the pandemic.

Much of this funding is being passed onto local school districts. Our job now is to make sure these funds are spent correctly and will do the most good for Michigan’s students.

Find your district below to see how much is available in your community.

 

Since 2008, Michigan schools are short $43.9 billion from underfunding

While the $6 billion in COVID relief funding for education is a leap forward to addressing the crisis our schools have faced since the pandemic hit, it won’t fix our long term problems in Michigan. School funding has not kept up with economic growth since 2008. Research tells us that we need to spend about $4 billion more each year in order to get back on track and educate every student fully and fairly.

 

Prioritizing Community Input

Beyond full and fair funding, students, teachers, family members and other caregivers need to have a voice in how funding is used to transform our schools. In the past year, we’ve held listening sessions and conducted surveys to find out what communities really think about what schools need to help students succeed.

We’re just getting started. We have to be ready to push back against those who are seeking to undermine Michigan’s public schools for their own agenda and profits.