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Report: Michigan school funding unequal

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A new report claims more money is needed for Michigan students to meet graduation requirements.

A Denver-based firm spent eight months studying Michigan schools and the conclusion they came to is the state isn't spending enough.

Researchers say the funding system is becoming increasingly unequal and more needs to go towards educating children who are at risk or speak little English.

The maximum per-pupil amount in Michigan next school year will range from about $7,500 to $8,200 but some districts spend considerably more.

According to researchers, an optimal spending level is about $8,600 a year.

This is based on the spending levels of 54 school districts identified as successful.

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