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.
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