As a former special education teacher, I have firsthand experience with the struggle to receive adequate classroom resources to serve Michigan’s most vulnerable students.
I was encouraged to learn about Lt. Gov. Brian Calley’s report on special education, which determined the state is $700 million short in serving these students.
That’s an alarming shortfall that demands a new approach to funding special education in Michigan.
But what does it cost to educate a special education student, or any student for that matter, in Michigan?