higher education funding

State Capitol Rotunda - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Public universities might risk losing a portion of their state funding for failing to meet benchmarks to prevent campus sexual misconduct. It’s part of a budget proposal that’s begun working its way through the Legislature. 

"Michigan's 15 public universities are hoping to convince legislators to establish "consistent and sufficient" funding in this year's budget cycle, even as requests grow to use spare state money to deal with crises in Flint and the Detroit Public Schools." (Detroit Free Press)

"LANSING — There are plenty of ways to make college more affordable that don’t involve increased state funding, Gov. Rick Snyder told education leaders in Lansing Monday." (Detroit Free Press)

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

State lawmakers could consider adding new penalties for universities that hike tuition above the state’s cap on tuition increases. 

Critics say spending plan spends more on charters and cyber schools

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