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Fixing the Higher Education Funding System in Michigan

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April 2017

Keerthana Sundar

Abstract

Education has become a key component of the dialogue surrounding the revitalization of Detroit and the economic progress of Michigan. A lot can be said, and has been said, about Michigan’s K-12 education system. Another important aspect is tertiary education and in recent years we have seen university tuitions and student debt rise to astronomical levels. This paper aims to analyze the funding of Michigan’s public universities and offer suggestions to make university education more accessible and affordable.

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