Michael Van Beek gave a national perspective on school funding in Michigan, pointing out that Michigan has some of the highest education spending when taking into account the state wealth — in other words, the ability of state taxpayers to support that spending.
Despite having the nation's highest teacher compensation rates as compared to state per-capita person income, Michigan's student performance rankings have been extremely low.
For more information on school funding myths, go to mackinac.org/12610.
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