Who We Are

The School Finance Research Collaborative is a diverse group of business leaders and education experts, from Metro Detroit to the U.P., who agree it’s time to change the way Michigan’s schools are funded.

The School Finance Research Collaborative has completed Michigan’s first comprehensive school adequacy study, providing a roadmap to fixing Michigan’s broken school funding approach and making it fair for all students.

The Challenge

Many of Michigan’s public schools are struggling to meet student performance standards, and our students will continue to fall behind if our school funding approach doesn’t address their wide-ranging needs.

The School Finance Research Collaborative study has determined the true cost of educating all students to make the way we fund schools more fair. Business leaders, school experts, parents, students and leaders from both parties agree: A new, fairer school funding approach is needed that addresses every student’s unique and individual learning needs.

Voice Your Support

Affiliated with a school board or related organization? Consider introducing this resolution supporting the Collaborative’s work: Draft Board Resolution School Finance Research Collaborative