Opinion: Michigan’s rural and urban schools face same issues across a political divide

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Detroit Free Press

Jun 24, 12:00 AM

Opinion: Michigan's rural and urban schools face same issues across a political divide

Since the passage of Proposal A in 1995, Michigan’s schools have been funded largely by a portion of the state sales tax, and by property taxes, which are collected in the state's School Aid Fund. The state gives funding to districts on a per-pupil basis, linking funding to school enrollment. So many public school systems have seen revenues plunge as their populations dwindle.

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