Business, education leaders plan study of Michigan K-12 funding system

Citing a need to find talent, Southfield-based contractor Barton Malow Co. is joining a group of education and business leaders planning to study Michigan’s approach to funding K-12 schools. The initiative was announced Tuesday by the School Finance Research Collaborative and has the support of the Oakland Schools superintendent, the Small Business Association of Michigan and former state House Speaker Rick Johnson. The 18-member group includes leaders of traditional K-12 and intermediate school districts, university professors and business groups from across Michigan.

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