For years, Michigan's schools have been chronically underfunded.
Research tells us that we need to spend about $4 billion more each year in order to educate every student fully and fairly.
Beyond full and fair funding, students, teachers, family members and other caregivers need to have a voice in how funding is used to transform our schools. In the past year, we've held listening sessions and conducted surveys to find out what communities really think about what schools need to help students succeed. We're just getting started. We have to be ready to push back against those who are seeking to undermine Michigan's public schools for their own agenda and profits.