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State’s top education official will not weigh in on education funding issue

State Superintendent Mike Flanagan speaks with reporters during Tuesday’s State Board of Education meeting in Lansing.

State Superintendent Mike Flanagan speaks with reporters during Tuesday’s State Board of Education meeting in Lansing.

The state superintendent of schools is refusing to weigh in on the debate over school funding ahead of the November election. That issue has been a central talking point in the governor’s race.

Gov. Rick Snyder says he has increased education funding every year he has been in office. He includes money that went to shore up teacher pension funds. Democratic nominee Mark Schauer says Snyder has cut funding by about $1 billion. Read more