Gov. Whitmer’s Education Budget Investing In Classrooms Praised By Republican and Democratic LawmakersWhitmer’s $19.6 billion investment in education is being used to improve the quality of schools, enable critical building repairs, and ensure access to books and supplies critical for learning.
By Main Street Sentinel Staff
This summer, experts noted that Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the largest investment in K-12 education in the state’s history – a record $19.6 billion in funding. Supported by both Republican and Democratic lawmakers, analysis shows that the funding is being used to improve the quality of schools, enable critical building repairs, and ensure access to books and supplies critical for learning.
Similar education investments have already helped triple the number of literacy coaches, reduce overall class sizes, and close the school funding gap, which educators say will go a long way to boosting Michigan’s competitiveness with neighboring states and with other countries.
While Whitmer’s education investments have received support from Republican and Democratic lawmakers, conservative commentator Tudor Dixon has expressed support for repealing Michigan’s constitutional amendment guaranteeing funding for public schools. As MLive.com reported: “a provision of the state’s constitution prohibits spending public money from going to private schools in most instances, so her plan calls for repealing that provision.”