This Note argues that the only adequate compromise between the pressure to limit taxes and the need to provide both educational quality and equity is to institute a form of full-state funded education. Part I of this Note briefly defines equity in public education and discusses the importance of increasing equity. Part II discusses other values and concerns that arise in the school-finance debate, such as liberty, local control, efficiency, and quality of education. Part III considers several fundamental school-finance alternatives. Part IV provides a historical overview of Michigan school finance reform and a description of the current State School Aid Act and its resulting inequities. The Note concludes in Part V by arguing that the future of Michigan's children is best secured through a system of full-state funding.
William S. Koski,
Equity in Public Education: School-Finance Reform in Michigan,
U. Mich. J. L. Reform
Available at: https://repository.law.umich.edu/mjlr/vol26/iss1/5