Mike Addonizio, professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the College of Education was quoted on Fox 47-Lansing/Jackson, "Lawmakers miss opportunity to abandon Michigan’s one-size-fits-all school funding model"

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Fox 47 (Lansing/Jackson), 9/16

Lawmakers miss opportunity to abandon Michigan’s one-size-fits-all school funding model

Michigan lawmakers today missed an unprecedented opportunity to help prepare all K-12 students for success after a conference committee rejected the School Finance Research Collaborative’s suggested approach that provides additional resources for special education, students living in poverty, English Language Learners and Career and Technical Education programs. Instead, lawmakers chose to continue the one-size-fits-all approach that continues to fail Michigan students and threaten our state’s economic comeback. “I’m disappointed lawmakers have rejected a new approach to school funding that helps every student meet Michigan’s rigorous academic standards and prepare for jobs in the competitive modern workforce,” said Mike Addonizio, Wayne State University College of Education professor. “I strongly urge the Legislature to support a weighted school funding approach that helps every student achieve and succeed.”