FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Tri-County Alliance Issues Statement on the Release of the State’s Adequacy Study
Adequacy study will determine if Michigan is providing enough funding for its public schools
LANSING, Mich. — The Tri-County Alliance for Public Education issued today a statement about the release of the report on the state’s adequacy study.
“As the lead organization that advocated for an adequacy study in the state’s 2014 roads proposal, we are eager to fully review the results to determine if Michigan is properly funding our schools and providing the best education possible to all students, not just the lucky few,” said Mark Burton, Executive Director of the Tri-County Alliance for Public Education. “At first read, the state’s funding formula is clearly inadequate. It is time for policymakers to work with local school leaders and communities to design a new and innovative school funding system that will again make Michigan a leader in education. We look forward to analyzing the results and will provide an update to the media later this week after we have the opportunity to thoroughly review the report.”
The Tri-County Alliance for Public Education is a coalition of education leaders committed to fighting for strong K-12 schools across Michigan. Comprised of Superintendents from every district in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties, they are collectively responsible for educating nearly 600,000 students (approximately 40 percent of the statewide K-12 population).