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Policy org studies declining enrollment, school funding, suggests changes

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Educators in schools all over Michigan will take a head count of their students next month to determine their slice of the state funding pie. Michigan currently spends more than $7,000 each year per student. A new report  from the Citizens Research Council of Michigan suggests lawmakers should alter its per pupil allocation system to reflect the reality of steady declines in  enrollments.The report indicates the drop is a product of factors both within and outside each school district’s control.

Current State talks with Craig Thiel, the senior research associate with the CRC.

Kevin Lavery is a general assignment reporter and occasional local host for Morning Edition and All Things considered.
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