Governor Gretchen Whitmer rallied with teachers on Tuesday to push for a sizable boost in school spending, saying a failure in the Capitol has contributed to worsening educational outcomes for Michigan kids.

Governor Whitmer called on educators to help pressure lawmakers to back her education plan.

It would put $526 million more into the K-12 budget, which would be the largest increase in classroom spending in 18 years when retirement costs are not counted.

Funding would rise between $203 million and $395 million under House and Senate proposals.

A recent demonstration attended by an estimated 1,200 people wore red shirts and chanted fund our schools.   Here's more from the Associated Press.

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