Gretchenomics: $507M K-12 Boost for…. 70.3% Chronically Absent?

Where does the Progressive dystopia spending end? Apparently, not anytime soon.

Lansing – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will propose a $507 million increase in state K-12 classroom spending in her first budget, including a $180 boost to the minimum per-student grant and substantial funding hikes to teach Michigan’s low-income, vocational and special education students, according to an overview of the plan obtained by The Associated Press

Whitmer’s proposed boost spending for at-risk students, to $619 million – a 20 percent increase – would be the third big spike in five years. The funds help schools provide additional supports, such as tutoring and counseling, to low-income and other disadvantaged students who account for half of Michigan’s 1.5 million students. The funding would equate to $894 per at-risk student, up from about $720.

What are the “3 big spikes in spending” net results?

Here it is.

Of 54,575 students enrolled in Detroit Public Schools for at least 10 school days, 38,383, or 70.3 percent, were chronically absent. The state average for chronically absent students was 19.9 percent in 2017-18. Flint Community Schools had 52.0 percent of its students categorized that way, while Benton Harbor Area Schools was at 63.3 percent.

There is a ‘common core’ above and, Whitmer throwing more of other people’s money at it is not going to solve the problem.

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  4 comments for “Gretchenomics: $507M K-12 Boost for…. 70.3% Chronically Absent?

  1. Sue Schwatrz
    March 4, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    1. How are AT Risk found? Several factors are used: a. single parent households, b. a determination by an unskilled teacher for some form of ADHD. c. If a child requires speech therapy--yup, at risk. d. There is a reward by declaring all students "at risk" in the form of social security money paid monthly. e. student on medicaid--remember NOBAMAcare IS/WAS medicaid. f. a referral to a social worker--yup, at risk. Only one is needed for your child to be considered at risk.

    Now, a group of folks get together once a year and conduct what's known as an IEP report. This group involves a social worker, principal or vice principal, a teacher or two, hopefully the parents, and the student. At the beginning, the parents are asked to sign a release--this is allow the school to bill their insurance company, yup, Medicaid, for this totally useless (for the most part) IEP. I have been asked to be an advocate for at least two students. The parent doesn't even get the final report unless they ask for it.

    Most importantly, how does any government gain access to your kids. Quite easily. Starts with you providing your child's birth certificate at the start of kindergarten. Course, they never got my kids'. Next is the "Emergency Card" which asks parents names, insurance info, etc. Of course, I never signed these and provided nothing more than name and phone. (directory info is not secure) Signing these you've unwittingly, turned over parenting duties to the school. I hate adhesion contracts. Thanks for letting me vent.

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  2. John Brinks
    March 4, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    It’s free! Swipe yo EBT!

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    • Corinthian Scales
      March 4, 2019 at 11:59 pm

      Are you trying to be the new hep dickwad from 6 1/2 years ago, as if it's *controversially* fresh to quote Chapter Jackson?

      Grow up. Her video has been on here before. I posted it.

      We are so far beyond that garbage it's not funny. Add to the discussion beyond low hanging fruit.

      Thanks in advance. CS

      [Yah, am getting so old even I thought my respond was hash. Edited. Everybody is soft today.]

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