Statement from State Representative Charles Brunner (D-Bay City) on extreme, unnecessary cuts to our schools passed Thursday

Friday, May 27, 2011

It makes no sense to balance the state budget with drastic cuts to our schools when we’re in a situation where we could actually increase funding for K-12 education. That’s not what the people of Michigan want and it will put our economic recovery in jeopardy. Our kids will pay the price of these deep, unnecessary cuts – we’ll see fewer programs, bigger class sizes and less support for them to develop the skills they need to compete in the global economy.

Cutting education puts Michigan at a severe disadvantage in competing against other states and other countries for high-quality employers, it’s that simple. I’m going to keep fighting to invest in creating a world-class workforce in the Great Lakes Bay Region and our state.