Whitmer’s education budget offers the support our students need

A budget defines priorities.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s K-12 budget tells Michiganders and Detroiters that she believes in public education, the children and families who access it, and the employees who serve those children and families.

We have all grown tired of elected officials, and those who aspire to elected office, offer endless platitudes about supporting public education, while underfunding it.

Gov. Whitmer does not just talk about the importance of public education. Her budget affirms that commitment. In fact, each of her proposed budgets over four years have called for increases in pupil funding, and positive movement toward narrowing the state and local funded equity gap between school districts with wealthy local tax bases and those that are limited.

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