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Detroit Free Press, 1/17
Report: Fund charter schools equally, boost funding for all Michigan schools
By Lori Higgins
Michigan's charter schools should receive the same amount of funding as traditional public schools and the state must invest more overall in its schools, according to a report released Wednesday that examines school funding in the state. It's among the key recommendations made in the report released by the Michigan School Finance Research Collaborative, which launched an effort more than a year ago to determine how much money Michigan schools need to meet state standards. The overall goal of the research was to determine what school should look like for all students, said Randy Liepa, superintendent of the Wayne Regional Educational Service Agency, the intermediate school district for Wayne County. "The study ... is the most comprehensive study of K-12 school funding in Michigan in at least 50 years," said Mike Addonizio, a Wayne State University professor and school finance expert. Liepa and Addonizio are members of the research collaborative and spoke Wednesday during a news conference about the report's findings.