School Capital Funding   Summary Despite a long tradition of local control, Michigan now has a state education system. Since the approval of Proposal A in 1994, decisions about how much to spend on educating students have been made in Lansing. One cr...

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NOTE:  A copy of this post appeared in Bridge Magazine on November 5, 2015.   Paying for Former Students’ Education with Today’s Dollars   The Detroit Public School district (DPS) is facing very serious challenges.  It was recently...

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In a nutshell: A new accounting rule requires governments to report the costs of property tax incentives for business Good Jobs First tabulated the costs of tax abatements for local school districts across the country; Michigan schools lost $106 million i...

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