State Rep. Diana Farrington, of Utica, today issued the following statement on school funding, after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer made her annual budget recommendations:
“Michigan students must be a priority as we prepare the state budget. To support our young people, our state must ensure they have the resources and environment they need to learn at their best. Some students may do well with virtual classes, but many truly need face-to-face, in-person instruction.
“Over the last two years, every Michigan school was closed down for a time. Even since the start of this year, we have seen some school districts cancel in-person classes, keeping students from the full education they deserve. The governor’s proposal lists some dollar figures, but Michigan students need a plan to help them succeed in school.”
Rep. Farrington says that when 8th graders return to class this time next year, a new state law will require them and the classes following them to complete a half-credit personal finance course to graduate from high school. The plan, Public Act 105 of 2022, was approved by the Legislature and signed into law over […]
State Rep. Diana Farrington, chair of the House Financial Services Committee, today celebrated Michigan students who will learn critical knowledge and skills in a personal finance course that will be required across the state under her plan that was signed into law this afternoon.