Mich. Ed Agency Proposes Rebooting Schools

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Teachers union leaders are calling for creating a preschool through community college system, expanded use of blended learning and year-round programs for at-risk students as part of a plan to reboot Michigan’s school funding system.

The Michigan Education Association calls for paying for the programs through consolidating district administrative programs, taxing Internet purchases and extending the state sales tax to some services.

Union leaders pitched the idea to the work group that is coming up a plan to change the way Michigan school aid is distributed, work that is expected to be completed by the middle of next month, according to the person heading the effort.

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