Michael Rice

Should private schools get public funds? The Supreme Court will take up a key case in March.

BY: - January 19, 2020

The Michigan Supreme Court will consider on March 4 and 5 whether the state Legislature can spend public money on private schools.   “That means the court will need to make a decision by the end of the term [end of July], if not sooner,” spokesman John Nevin said this week.  The Council of Organizations v. […]

State files brief supporting some state funds for private schools

BY: - December 6, 2019

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and State Superintendent Michael Rice filed a brief with the Michigan Supreme Court on Friday that argued providing financial assistance to nonpublic schools to cover costs associated with certain state mandates is partly constitutional.  In the GOP-controlled Legislature’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget signed by then-Gov. Rick Snyder, the state was allowed “to […]