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ERIC Number: ED617713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 31
Abstractor: ERIC
Engine of Inequality: Michigan's Education System
Education Trust-Midwest
Michigan's K-12 education system has arguably never truly supported all students to reach their full potential and prepare them for post-secondary opportunities and success. Instead, Michigan's education system has served as an engine of inequality when it should be providing opportunities for all kids to learn. Now is a critical time to address these long-standing education opportunity gaps, as Michigan works to utilize the historic federal investment in education and recover from the impacts of COVID-19 on student learning, which disproportionally affected historically underserved students. This report examines how Michigan can close the opportunity gaps by addressing the structural issues in Michigan's funding system that perpetuate inequities. This includes making significant investments to close the funding gap between what low-income students, English Learners and students with disabilities currently receive under Michigan's school funding formula and what leading states practice and what high-quality empirical research indicates they need to reach the same outcomes as their peers who have no additional needs.
Education Trust-Midwest. 301 East Liberty Street Suite 650, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Tel: 734-619-8008; Fax: 734-619-8009; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Trust-Midwest
Identifiers - Location: Michigan; Massachusetts; Maryland; Texas; Illinois; Delaware; California
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A