Michigan educators praise approval of record-breaking education budget

EAST LANSING —Michigan Education Association President Paula Herbart released the following statement Wednesday regarding legislative action on a record-setting School Aid budget:

“Thanks to the hard work of Gov. Whitmer and leaders in the state House and Senate, our local schools will continue to make progress in attracting and retaining qualified educators who can help our students succeed. It’s critical that we keep great educators on the job and attract talented people into this noble profession, and this budget agreement provides our schools with much-needed resources to help accomplish these goals.

“Educators across the state are also heartened to see yet another record-breaking level of per-student funding, as well as additional resources for at-risk students and children with special needs. Investing in our schools and our students is the most effective thing state leaders can do when it comes to creating a brighter future for Michigan, and we are thrilled that next year’s budget will continue to build on the progress we’ve made these past few years. While there’s still plenty of work left to do when it comes to providing our schools with the funding they need to help every child fulfill their potential, we are without a doubt on the right path forward.”

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