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EDUCATION

K-12

 

Every child in Michigan deserves access to a quality public education, regardless of their demographic or family economic status. Fred Durhal is OPPOSED to the EAA. As the son of a Detroit Public Schools teacher and a proud graduate of Detroit Public Schools, Fred understands the importance of a Public Education.

 

Every student should have access to new textbooks, new technology, classrooms that are not over-crowded, Certified Teachers, and programs inside schools that encourage artistic growth and development.

 

Our youth are the future. No expense should be spared for our children's education.  In the State of Michigan we spend more to incarcerate an individual than we do to educate a child. In Detroit Public School, a distressed school district, the average Per Pupil Allocation $7,800 a year per student, while we spend $37,500 a year per prisoner to incarcerate them. There is a major problem with this equation.

 

In Lansing, Fred Durhal will:

 

- Fight to Repeal the EAA 

 

- Fight to protect and support Public Education in Michigan.

 

- Fight to increase the Per Pupil Allocation for distressed. School Districts.

 

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

 

Republicans in Lansing, have cut our Colleges and Universities over $500 Million, which has caused some Universities to raise tuition rates. It is our duty to make College affordable for every High School graduate that wants to attend.

Durhal believes, that as a State we can create a special program to fund college completely for students who graduate from High School with a GPA of 2.8 or higher.

 

As students graduate from college they should not be in so much debt that will be difficult to overcome. Durhal will work for cuts to Student Loan Interest Rates, and work to expand student loan forgiveness for College Graduates.

 

In Lansing, Durhal will: 

 

- Fight to reverse the cuts to our Colleges and Universities and provide more funding.

 

- Fight to provide adequate funding that is tied to the rate of inflation. 

 

- Fight to cut Student Loan Interest rates, and work to expand Student Loan forgiveness for College Graduates.

 

- Work to create the Michigan Free College Tuition Act, which would be funded by a special lottery in Michigan and provide free tution for High School Graduates who have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher and meet certain economic.