Jeremy L. Singer Published 11:00 p.m. ET Dec. 25, 2019

Last week, the Launch Michigan campaign released its “Phase 1” proposal for statewide educational reform, which includes a weighted funding formula that would give extra per-pupil funding for students in poverty.

As a former Detroit Public Schools teacher and a current educational policy researcher in Detroit, I support the call for more equitable funding. The problem is that Launch Michigan’s call does not go far enough.

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Palmer Park Preparatory Academy teacher Shauntay Frazier adjusts the desks in her classroom. (Photo: Max Ortiz, The Detroit News)

There are three ways that their funding equity proposal needs to be improved. The state funding formula must: (1) define levels of poverty and increase the

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