Tag Archives: school funding

Oakland Schools

The “Classrooms and KIDS” Budget: the only plan where ALL students win

from Dr. Vickie Markavitch, Superintendent of Oakland Schools *** “CLASSROOMS and KIDS” BUDGET UPDATE & CLARIFICATION, May 12: NET INCREASE: The foundation increase in the “Classrooms and Kids” proposal is a $250-$290 per pupil increase over last year’s foundation level.  Because the proposal collapses categorical funding into the per pupil foundation, the impact of that […]

Oakland Schools

Oh No – Not Again!

From Dr. Vickie L. Markavitch, Superintendent of Oakland Schools: I am deeply troubled by the education budgets coming out of Lansing. Even though thousands of voters were clear in their message to Lansing on several extreme legislative efforts in the November election and during December’s lame duck session, a force in Lansing is intent on […]

Unbundling Public Education Doesn’t Add Up!

CLICK on IMAGE to VIEW PODCAST on SchoolTube by Dr. Vickie Markavitch, Superintendent of Oakland Schools BUMPER STICKER IDEAS… FULL TEXT of PODCAST: December 2012 was a pretty scary time for Michigan public education, its schools and the students it serves.  We saw lots of bumper sticker ideas for improving education – things like “choice”, […]