Statement by The Education Trust-Midwest on Emerging School Aid Budget Framework
The following statement may be attributed to Amber Arellano, executive director of The Education Trust-Midwest.
“The emerging School Aid Budget framework reflects the difficult position that legislators face to avoid devastating cuts to schools and students overall in an urgent fiscal crisis driven by COVID-19. We applaud the bipartisan efforts to prioritize public education in this time-sensitive decision-making.
“Moving forward, it is imperative for all Michigan leaders to keep in mind long-term goals of investing in vulnerable students’ needs and addressing the structural inequities in Michigan’s school funding system heading into future state budget cycles, as well as greater accountability and transparency to ensure public dollars meant for specific student groups are sure to reach their classrooms.”